To conclude our week at the IDEC, we had a very busy last day facilitating three workshops that built on each other to create we deemed a ‘Knowmadic Dance Around the Fire”. After enjoying the conference and all the new people we met, we felt the best gift we could give back to the experience was a sort of conclusion space, a Knowmadic environment we could share with others to reflect on our time at the conference sharing tools and lessons learned while continuing to explore what we could do to continue bring the Knowmads to Israel again. We looked at the dance around the fire as something happening in a sort of playground. We realized that for a Knowmad, home is on the inside, and the world is our playground!
Presenting Knowmads to the groups, we expressed a felt need in a conflicted place for a new type of school based on socially innovative entrepreneurial behavior. Looking at it as a creation developed from a challenge that exists in the world rather than as a reaction to a problem of the Industrial age. Using the Start-up wheel as a tool to bring into the space combined with tools and experiences brought from participants, we developed three different workshops based on the following three forms:
1. Harvesting; ideas, thoughts, feelings, experiences from individuals from the IDEC and the world as a whole.
2. Prototyping/Modeling; using three different groups based on three different ideas, we brainstormed what sort of experience a Knowmadic bus touring around Israel would look like. We explored the value a semester of teachers and students could provide, and finally what a Knowmads ‘crash course’ would do over the summer break.
The results? Stay tuned once I return back from the field after analyzing the data with our team. As for now, I’m off to enjoy my last day in Tel Aviv.
This is brock, signing off from my notes from the field. Looking forward to bringing my new dance moves back to my tribe!