Miss Reed’s class receives their LiD topics. The class met with four others at what they called the “Reveal Ceremony,” in which it would be revealed to the children what they were to become an expert on. They received their portfolio folders in front of a big audience of parents, siblings and friends. Here is Miss Reed’s blog:
The Reveal Ceremony for our Learning in Depth topics was a big success. Five Primary classes chose to participate in the Learning in Depth experiment to assign each child a randomly selected and unique topic of study. The topics were chosen from a list of very general subjects designed to for this purpose by educational theorist, Kieran Egan. The LiD topic will follow the child through the remainder of their education at Corbett, allowing them to build knowledge both broad and deep.
First the five primary classes arranged themselves before a big audience of friends and family. After a brief introduction to LiD by Mr. Dunton, the ceremony began. Class by class, students lined up to receive their topics, announced by Mr. Trani. The promise of new learning and a crackle of excitement went through the air with each child’s reveal. When everyone had received his or her medallion and notebook, we took pictures and had cookies and juice together.