What is it?
- A tool which is a notebook of discovery, of travel, of reflexion, of reporting, of heritage, of territory and of Memory at the same time.
- In order to register places, events, ideas, memories, impressions, testimony, questions…
- A notebook-archive for the communication and a personal notebook for learning at the same time.
- A notebook getting more and more critical, problematized and pondered as the project moves on.
What to put in it?
Notes, comments, marks, stories, reflexions, questions, discussions, exchanges, records, reports of visits… but also photos, drawings, sketches, collages, photocopies…
In which senses it is useful for the student?
- A helping tool for the learning process: it’s a means allowing the student to learn as well as to report on the activities carried out during the project.
- A memorization and evocation tool: it’s a calendar to keep chronological record of the events in order to remember them.
- A communication tool allowing discussions and exchanges, communicating and sharing.
- It also has an emotional function: students may represent lived situations and avoid routine and boredom since this notebook is in the end a personal journal where they can write their reactions, states of mind and worries. For the student, writing here should be a pleasant moment before being a task or an assignment.
What advantages has it for the teachers?
- Empowers the project.
- Raises the students’ interest.
- Increase their motivation and above all stimulate and promote their awareness of the role of memory.
- And also: the notebook gives the teachers the opportunity to leave traces of the learning activities and of the study approaches.
When should this tool be completed?
The memory notebook could be used during free or controlled times, for individual or group activities, during the mobilities, the visits, the workshops…, all along the project.