MACLEOD, Rob (Germany)

Title of contribution:

Integral Theory for Kids: Scaffolding Complex Thought


Hero Writing: Integral Transformation Through Creative Writing


Where & when:

Toscana II.
Friday, 25th 11:30-13:30


Provance
Friday, 25thh 16:45-18:00


Integral Theory for Kids: Scaffolding Complex Thought

A child’s capacity to engage at deeper levels is immense but rarely do we intentionally provide them with the tools or opportunity to do so. Learn 3 methods to scaffold complex thought in children including perspective taking and using the AQAL map from the point of view of a 9-year-old.


Hero Writing: Integral Transformation Through Creative Writing

Explore an AQAL approach to generating rich ideas for a character’s developmental trajectory. Inquire into what both you as the author and the character could gain from a Hero’s Journey into the unknown. Toy with a 4 quadrant and state-focused approach to constructing the sentences, paragraphs and chapters that will bring the world of your story to life. Walk away with a story that has started and ideas to chew on. Previous writing experience is not required. Just come and discover what wants to be written.


About Rob Macleod

A Primary School educator interested in making Integral Theory relevant and accessible to children in order to enhance their experience of the world around them. Rob scaffolds complex thinking in children by using traditional school topics as Trojan Horses for much wider perspectives.