RE-Reflecting as Service-Learning Data Mining

KiarraThe students couldn’t help expressing how overcome emotionally they became with this process of RE-reflecting for the sake of gathering data from their service-learning reflection journals (even though they did not enjoy the “counting” aspect of hand-coding).  I suppose much like reminiscing special times when looking through photo albums or reading diaries, rereading was like retracing their personal journeys of many of their realizations. So many of the students had no idea that just two blocks away there was such poverty; or that there was such an apparent need even with well-meaning parents and teachers; or that their attention, their attendance, and their responsibility to their young mentee were hugely valued on both sides; or that just by being there, they revealed a possibility that was not seen before; and the list goes on. Here’s one artistic data visualization done in the form of a handmade book that I think may speak to you.

 

Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience - Book Cover
Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience – Book Cover
Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience - Accordian Book visual metaphor side
Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience – Accordian Book visual metaphor side
Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience - Close up
Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience – Close up
Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience - Accordian book - text side
Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience – Accordian book – text side
Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience - close up
Book as Data Visualization of Service-Learning Experience – close up