Last November, our team brought something different back to Uganda for the kids at Grace Daycare and Orphanage – toys!
A workshop with our students and CONNEXIONS™ Toys was conducted –
” A 3-dimensional abstract puzzle with tactile and semantic clues, CONNEXIONS™ is an award winning toy originally designed with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to bridge the communication gap between visually impaired elementary school students and their sighted classmates. It is now used as a tool for empathic learning and creative educationfor people of varying ages and abilities, in classrooms and boardrooms around the world.
CONNEXIONS™ breaks down communication barriers and gives insight into how we work collaboratively. “
We had hoped that the students would enjoy playing with the toys and hoped to gain an understanding of how much work and effort goes into communicating… to get a sense for collaborative learning and how learning is best facilitated in environments when everyone is participating equally.
The results were definitely not what we expected, to find out what happens, hop over to Twenty One Toys‘ blog.