Re: [xmca] Some words about Hi Neighbor

From: Ana Marjanovic-Shane (
Date: Wed Dec 07 2005 - 22:52:32 PST

Vesna, Lina, Volker, Tamara,
Welcome! I am very glad to hear your voices through this window in the
frame! They feel soo refreshing, full of energy and excitement. Poetic
greetings from Belgrade, puzzlement from Skopje and energy from Denmark!
All that combined with Tamara's witty dialogue about dialogue! This
promises to be a different kind of monthly discussion. And it looks very
friendly, too.
It is your creativity that seems to be very Vygotskian.
You are all creating environments which are crucial for development --
and it seems that something essential in these environments is an
atmosphere of trust, inclusion, non-judgmental acceptance of the other
and the self. It would be interesting to hear from each one of you what
do you see as the most important practice in your program, before we all
start to jump to the conclusions. What would also be interesting is to
see the differences between all the practical solutions which are all in
some way connected to some similar, perhaps identical Vygotskian ideas.


zdravo wrote:

>Lois, thanks!
>Here we are:
>Do not search longing for what you think is valuable but is far a way, do
>explore and search for what is here.
>Do not look for borders between youth and adults but find a way how to
>create things together.
>Speak up, create, look around, learn with others, make a frame but leave a
>little window open.
>These sentences are created recently by young people within common activity
>with adults.
>We hope that they could be transformed into greetings to all of you.
>xmca mailing list

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