reflective practicum

We take inspiration from the learning processes of artists and designers and in an extended understanding of the classical notion of “bildung”, where an individual’s spiritual and cultural skills are in a process of continual expansion and growth, we can become engaged in new kinds of situated learning and reflective practicum where in Schon’s words: “It is as though the studio master had said to him, ‘I can tell you that there is something you need to know, and with my help you may be able to learn it. But I cannot tell you what it is in a way you can now understand. I can only arrange for you to have the right sorts of experiences for yourself. You must be willing, therefore, to have these experiences. Then you will be able to make an informed choice about whether you wish to continue. If you are unwilling to step into this new experience without knowing ahead of time what it will be like, I cannot help you. You must trust me.’” (1987)