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Lilia Efimova on finding flow, facilitating growth, crossing boundaries, creating spaces and the bigger picture behind all that

Last Build Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:11:07 +0000


15 years of blogging, FB and what’s next

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:51:40 +0000

Ton's post on 15 Years of Blogging made me realise that I had reached similar milestone last June. In this post I look into "more blogging, less FB" issues and outline several points to work on.

Verhalen van de zee: shadow puppets, storytelling and learning around

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:46:46 +0000

In this post I discuss what we did differently in our latest workshop at Wowlab and the learning around it: finding what to structure, working on a parallel project and helping without overpowering.

What parents don’t see

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:30:42 +0000

Homeschoolers hear often that their kids are always supervised by the parents, that they lack time to be outside of the family to learn about other ways of doing things. Today, collecting photos of Sofia from Olaf Ondekt for her parents I realised how much they don’t see when she stays with us. We got […]

Learning highlights: October 2017

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 22:41:24 +0000

Learning in all sorts and shapes in October 2017.

Black cape

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 21:11:06 +0000

It was fun to teach him the art of ironing seams. And, with a little advice here and there, he could do the rest. But what I admire the most is the determination.

Convergence and unschooling

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:06:48 +0000

Unschooling, as a way to support your children interests feels for me as a very divergent practice. There is a lot of informal learning, exploration, following one’s curiosity and seizing the moment. Lots of bits pieces and sometimes even a big part of a puzzle. What worries me the most is convergence, creating conditions for […]

Schat van Dalfsen

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:07:01 +0000

Although we missed public archeological excavation at Dalfsen with our homeschooling friends, there was another chance to do it. A couple of years ago we had a guided tour at an excavation in Velikiy Novgorod. In Dalfsen kids could not only look, but participate guided by archeologists. I always appreciate those opportunities to get close […]

Legitimate peripheral participation and having fun

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:40:25 +0000

This is the essence of Wowlab workshops for me, next to making: creating conditions for legitimate peripheral participation and having fun.

Intuitive ‘instruction design’

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:11:23 +0000

It’s third season of the workshops for homeschoolers that we organise together with Wout Zweers, who works at an intersection of art, design and making. Today is another workshop and, being up early, I started to think about my role in the process. The first part is logistical. I sort out the dates, write announcements, […]

Making flexible structures

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:42:33 +0000

What happens if you design and build stuff for your kids' rooms? They play a family where the parents design and build a room for their kid.