I really enjoyed reflecting on the Liminal Space. It was very satisfying to know that the knots in my tummy would through perseverance dissipate.This ‘unknowing ‘ space is part of the learning process and however uncomfortable it leads to deeper learning.
By modelling and explaining this ‘unknowing’ to our students and in acknowledging their unsettled feelings, we are helping them to understand that not knowing and confusion is part of the learning process. In naming, accepting and facing up to these ‘unknowns’ students learn resilience and become unafraid of challenges. Part of moving students through the Liminal Space shows also that we as teachers are challenging our student to think deeply about their learning.
The image below captures for me the liminal space perfectly as we let go of what we know and reach towards new understanding. It’s not a comfortable place to be!