Friday, March 1, 2013

Four Corners

Grade 5 did a very interesting learning engagement today. Four captions were displayed around the class: COMPLETELY AGREE, AGREE, DISAGREE AND COMPLETELY DISAGREE. The teacher put forward provocative, open-ended questions/statements like  that were related to energy and it's suutainability. For example: "We should try and use solar energy as much as possible"; "Countries must fight with each other to own resources"; "Rich families to own many cars"; "Energy can never be created nor destroyes, it can be converted". The students were asked to stand next to the caption that they thought was right. There were discussions for each of the questions. The AK strand 'Economics for develoment' was kept in mind while framing the questions. This gave an opportunity for the students to reflect and put forward thoughts and arguments

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