Messages from Michael Pannwitz

Larry Peterson lpasoc at
Wed Sep 16 09:15:36 PDT 1998


I have led Open Space events with varieties of groups in schools.
Principles and Board of Education, whole school staff teams, teacher's
unions and highschool students from a number of schools who came without
teachers. I have also led such events in Universities. I have not Opened
the Space in a traditional "elementary" school per se. Elementary here
means 6th grade or below. I have led an Open Space with "Cherrywood" and
alternative school where parents, teachers and a few students were
involved. Birgitt has led an event with an alternative high school (9-13
grades) including parents, teachers and students.

My experience is that young people and kids have little trouble putting up
topics or going with Open Space if the theme "moves them". If it is not
their agenda, but one the parents or teachers think they "ought to have"
then they will be less enthusiastic. Most certainly know how to do computer
recording here.

Have fun.


Larry Peterson
Associates in Transformation
41 Appleton Ave., Toronto, ON,
Canada, M6E 3A4
Tel:/Fax: 416-653-4829

lpasoc at

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