Travelling as learning experience
Posted Oktober 8, 2015on:
In the next months I will be travelling in Argentina. As I believe that we learn a lot in new and strange learning environments I want to reflect my ‚travel learning design‘ drawing a footprint of emergence.
The footprints of emergence are a great method to explore the boundaries of learning. How open is the learning design, how challenging is my learning experience? How much will I grow in the next months? Where will I find secure, protective environments?
I will leave Europe in the middle of October and return at the end of January. During this time I will not work because of a sabbatical leave. I have planned the first 20 days of my travel in detail – I know where I will sleep, I will attend a Spanish class in Buenos Aires, visit a part of my family in Rosario, fly to Ushuaia where I have booked two excursions as well. In November and December I will travel from Tierra del Fuego to Buenos Aires. During this time I’m free to decide where to stay and where to go. On 31. December I have a reservation for a flight to Iguazu where I will meet my husband to celebrate New Year’s Eve together. In January we will travel in the northern part of Argentina.
Reflecting my travel design I’m asking myself:
- Will I succeed to be ‚happy‘ travelling alone? Will I meet interesting people? (on the other hand I’m very looking forward to be alone, free, without need of discussions what to do and when)
- How will I deal with this lot of free time? Will I learn to do ’nothing‘, maybe only observing nature, people,…? Normally I’m busy all the time – and during my travel I will not be able to carry enough books with me (and I will not use ebooks).
- Will I emerge into Argentina’s way of life, understanding the language, catch a glimpse how people life in Patagonia?
Before I discuss my footprint in detail I’m curios what you think about it 😉