Today, after our excursions were finished, I had the students pair up with someone who they didn’t know well – for the rest of the afternoon. They decided what activity they wanted to explore, together, and set off. Check out their blogs to see what they did! It was a great opportunity for them to get to know another peer a bit better, confront a bit of discomfort in learning to navigate in a different way, learn to recognize the ambiguity that this kind of situation sets up and appreciate just going with the flow, and exploring a different part of Dublin. They all had a good time and learned a bit more about each other. Afterwards, they shared what they learned about their buddy and what they learned about the city. It was a nice activity as we head into our second week of Maymester.
Here are a few of them in the Museum Café – before they set out on their buddy journeys.