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Lesson Plans


I. How to Use the Teaching Kits

  1. Introduction to Learning Styles
  2. Seven Teaching Hints
  3. Kinds of Group Activities

II. Teaching Kits

This approach shows how familiar spatial metaphors can be thought of as a general model that can be used by an individual to understand his or her own self psychologically, socially, ethically, and spiritually. Open to any age twelve or above, this process can be individually self-directed or pursued in small, collaborative teams. While possible applications are many -- literary, historical-biographical, theraputic, and religious -- the main purpose is to aid each person in exploring freely his or her identity (or that of another), and to develop out of that search a sense of direction by constructing a physical model of the self.

The second learning approach shows how familiar spatial metaphors can be thought of as a general model, which can then be used as tools to game about power relationships in society on a variety of levels -- individual, social, and transcendental. Being theatrical and inter-dynamic, this approach is open to groups of three or more persons of almost any age. By exploring how and why different people might construct different world views out of the same basic relationships, a person can begin to understand how and why conflicts might result and what resolutions might be appropriate. Possible applications for a classroom are in history, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, or literature. Any group or institution that seeks a method of conflict analysis and constructive problem-solving might also find this approach useful.