So what are “didactics”, you ask? It’s the theory and practical application of teaching and learning. Like all members of our team, most people fold for recreational purposes, but we also believe that paper folding can have an important place in education, as well as research, health and other areas. Our group aims to promote this wider use of folding, as well as studying the documentation and history of the art.
The aim of this site is to draw together information from the different folding didactic groups around the world and to provide a place to share resources. Please use our forum if you wish to discuss anything (you need to register first).
Pages from a specific country will be in their language, but you can easily choose your own language from the translation option on the right. Please let us know if your group would like to be added to this site and happy folding!
Hanna is one of the folding pupils in the French school in Barcelona. She created a simply face and today she teach it to the other pupils. Here are the results. These are the best of children’s own letter-fold models in the French school in Barcelona: folding instructions, good memory and a trained teacher are not needed.
Since last october I accorded with my 6-8 years old pupils in the weekly origami class in the Lycée Français in Barcelona, that at the begin of each class, one pupil will show a model to the other pupils. Children love frequently the role of the teacher, much more than the teacher love the role of the pupil. Sadly.
Until last week, each pupil prepared a model that learn from an origami book or from somebody, and show it to the other. Because the pupils don’t explain before which model they will teach, this moment is attended every week with a great expectation. After the teaching we all make one ritual applause.
Last week, Lucas prepared his model to teach to the other children, but he didn’t took it from an origami book or from another person: he create it. Because next 6th december will be the Santa Claus day, Lucas recreated it on this subject. When he show it, the others pupils protested and said it was too easy. He said „it is easy, but I created it“. I supported him and promoted the others to recreate the interpretation of Lucas, and they did it with full love, concentration, fantasy, and a lot of folding variations and draws. I show you here all the results. Can you guess which was the model of Lucas? Without doubt are teachers who learn and are educate from pupils, and not pupils from teachers.
Congratulations to Kristin (and Sascha) Pooch on the birth of Enja. Kristin has worked hard for many years with the administration duties for our Freiburg conferences. We hope she won’t be too tired this year!