Inspiration from abroad or Learning in Circle
In the academic year 2021/2022, we opened a new subject, Teaching and Learning in Circle, at the Brno Faculty of Education, as part of the Open Challenge project, which is organized by Otevřeno, in cooperation with the Abakus Foundation. This course can be attended by all students of the university in the fall, and in the spring it is offered especially to students of teaching fields within the pedagogic-psychology module. The content and form of the subject are based on the principles of the practice of council (for more see Komenský 144/3), which are very successfully implemented in the school environment in the USA, Israel, but also in Portugal. We were interested in what exactly teaching "in a circle" looks like, how children react when they are not sitting at desks behind each other, and how useful circular practice is for educators.