SYLLABUS AS POLYLOGUEScaffolding learning through convening objects
This experimental project is based out of what I call “performance anxiety” in discussion groups. It asks how might we scaffold discussion of texts in ways which rehearse actions of sameness and difference of opinion. The project was conceived and iterated in parallel with Lilly Irani’s course titled Design and Politics taught in Spring, 2018. The content of the fold-outs draws largely from the readings on the course syllabus, which can be found here.
Concevied of and iterated over as convening objects, these fold-outs bring together major themes, discussion topics, and quetions which can then be modified in small groups. Each of these foldouts is based on the theme for the respective week, and invites participation while scaffolding learning.