Listening, Discovery, Collaboration, Dance
We started the day at the Levinsky Teachers’ College, learning with Dr. Clodie Tal about the philosophy of the learning experiences of pre-service teachers. We had the wonderful opportunity of sitting in the lab school at Levinsky, and then reflecting in groups about what we saw. Clodie’s work models the negotiation of theory that informs practice, which in turn informs theory. This process requires listening to children, discovering together who they are with them, and working together – a kind of educational dance.
We then walked around Neve Tzedek and Yaffo, ending up at Independence Hall for a stirring rendition of the announcement of the statehood of Israel.
After some free time to interact directly with Tel Aviv, we experienced a different kind of dance – we attended a performance of the Batsheva Dance Company. In this clip, you can learn about the listening, discovery, and collaboration that produced the work that we saw. It truly was a kinesthetic experience, even though we weren’t the ones moving around!