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contents of ideal book?

Post by Nick » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:35 pm

OK, I'm working on a to-be-self-published book about teaching origami, aimed at students 8 and above. What would you consider to be essential contents?

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Re: contents of ideal book?

Post by Tavin » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:50 pm

a book that should educate origami teachers or a book that teaches origami?

If the later:

*How to read diagrams, how to cope with bad diagrams (= don't focus on your diagramming style also mention what other symbols are used)

*The Crane and the story behind it

*The history of Origami (I think it is important to know where you come from in order to see where you're going)

*Good folding style - e.g. fold away from yourself (you would not believe how long it took me to figure that)

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Re: contents of ideal book?

Post by Leyla » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:31 am

No order here but these are ideas on what to include.

Tips on:

how to teach one to one

how to teach young children

how to teach pre-teens

how to teach teen-agers

how to teach adults

how to teach in a school setting

how to teach to large groups
............

what is the ideal group size for teaching

origami vocabulary/ glossary of terms (i.e landmarks, bases, types of folds)

how to read diagrams

how to describe folds by naming them

importance of describing landmarks

what to consider when preparing a series of classes for the same group

tips for encouraging and motivating students

what not to say to a students so the don't get discouraged (give examples of positive reinforcement phrases that teachers can use)

things to prepare before a class

How to assess different skill levels (novice, intermediate, and advanced students)

Types of papers

kinds of origami (single sheet /modular...)

touch on how origami relates to different areas of curriculum (math, social studies, language arts…)

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Re: contents of ideal book?

Post by Nick » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:23 pm

Leyla wrote:No order here but these are ideas on what to include.
good points - thanks!

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