Due Session 4
Throughout this practicum we will take time to reflect on your experience as individuals and as a team. This first assignment is designed to support the functioning of your work group. Each of you comes to this practicum with various experiences working in groups. Those experiences affect how you engage in and work with your practicum work group. However, most groups do not spend time on the front end acknowledge the history that each of member of the group brings into the group.
This assignment has 5 steps and is to be done within each work group. Please note that while this is usually a facilitated process your group will have to self facilitate.
Once these 5 steps are completed the group will need to write up a short (1-2 page) summary of the discussion highlighting the steps the groups has decided to implement in light of the history that each of theme is bringing into the work of the group.
Due Day 4 of New Orleans Site Visit
This assignment is adapted from similar assignments developed by Susan Silberberg for 11.945 Spring 2004, The Springfield Studio. It is intended as an exercise to help students closely observe the neighborhood for clues about the neighborhood's image, transportation, commercial activity, architecture/urban design, and physical/environmental conditions. (PDF)