Dreams and Economy

How do you connect dreams and economy at the personal level, local level, national level, and global level?

Dreams and Realities

These are big questions and we are looking forward to your thoughts about them, whatever your thoughts might be.

How do you negotiate the space between dreams and realities? How would you encourage others to negotiate that space?

How do things make meaning? How do people make meaning with things?

Sometimes the space between dreams and realities seems to get closed when a person has difficulty with meaning-making. How would you apply your thoughts about negotiating the space between dreams and realities with someone who is struggling with meaning-making?

What are some things that are challenging about meaning-making in language?

Our first topic is Dreams:

Hopes and Dreams

We would like you to respond to the following questions.This is the equivalent of your Friday session.

There are many ways of doing this right and no way of doing it wrong (unless you don’t try).

You can use any format you would like for your responses: visual art, dance, drama, video, technological tools such as Prezi, poetry, writing, etc. If it is possible because of the format, please put this in your portfolio. Otherwise, think about how you can document what you did.

Here is a link to your portfolio:

  • What are hopes and dreams for yourself and your career?
  • We all know that dreams are not real, yet we use the word “dream” a lot. Why do we use the word “dream” for our most treasured desires and what we hope will come true?
  • Who was Don Quixote?
  • What is the value of an impossible dream?
  • What does “deferred” mean? What does it mean in relation to dreams? How might it apply to children in schools?
  • Who was Langston Hughes and what did he do? What is your favorite work that he did? If you don’t have a favorite, find one!! How does this speak to you?