A six-week module was fast tracked in two weeks. I made it into a collaborative project with a treasure hunt of talent in the neighborhood. Foundation level students had to present their understanding of the talents they had found in the neighborhood in their own unique ways. This included a presentation of their findings at an unconference with an emphasis on small acts of kindness.
The treasure hunt into the neighborhood helped the students to empathize with other people’s talents and their personal limitations. As a group, they had to collaborate on where to go, discuss what was important, and compare what each of them individually saw or noticed as talent. As a group, they had to be tactical, adaptive and strategic at the same. As there were no presentation formats given, the students had to be innovative in the expression of their learning outcomes.