Origami has become an increasingly popular tool to use in primary, secondary, and college education. Paper-folding is also enjoyed as a hobby by many, including Mary Webster Moore, assistant professor of education.
Origami is not only a hobby for Moore, it is an instructional strategy she encourages future teachers to use in their classrooms. She also teaches origami to both education and non-education majors during Trinity’s two-week Interim in January.
The Interim class provides an opportunity for students to develop a new and exciting hobby and to gain insight into incorporating paper-folding into classes and other group activities. Students are also required to teach someone else the models that they have learned at three different points during the two week
For nursing major Caroline Klingbeil ’14 of Chesterton, Indiana, the class was her first experience with origami. Klingbeil constructed a swan with 430 strips of paper.
“I’ve never done anything like this before. It was a lot of fun, and it’s definitely something I’ll keep doing for enjoyment in the future,” she said.