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Learning Scenario
‘Sense Europe’: A new perspective of experiencing Europe through the Multiple Intelligence theory structured on a moodle platfor
Last updated 15/05/2014, by Catherine
Language(s):
Domain: Foreign Language Learning>Speaking>Post-Speaking activities>Evaluating / Criticizing Speech / Production
Learning objectivesCognitive - Knowledge:
Conceptual
Cognitive - Process:
To think critically and creatively
Affective:
To respond and participate
Psychomotor:
To adapt and perform creatively
Grade & Age8-12
Grade: primary education
Keywords/subjectmultiple intelligence, moodle, europe
Teaching approach
Project-based learning aims at giving students a highly motivating learning experience, which is closely related to the tasks and challenges of the real world. Project-based learning also supports learning so called “adult skills”, which include skills such as working in teams, working in self-guided manner, and assessing of own actions. Project-based learning is also connected to the idea of attaining transferable skills such as problem solving (Helle et al., 2006). The projects in Project-based learning are challenging and complex tasks that are based on some topics, questions, or problems that are driving the working in projects. Challenging and complex tasks means here that the tasks must be such that they cannot be accomplished successfully without new learning taking place. The projects at hand usually involve elements from various subjects, which make them multidisciplinary and not bound to any particular subject domain. The nature of the tasks have to be such that it involves learners in various kinds of activities that support the learning, such as designing, problem-solving, decision making, and active investigation. In projects, the learners work autonomously and collaboratively in small groups, whereas the teacher is more in a role of the tutor facilitating the learning process (Henry, 2005).
Author(s)Name: Catherine Georgopoulou Theodosiou Organization: 20th primary school of Ilioupolis Role: English teacher
Description/ main idea

Students must be engaged in a highly motivating learning experience, which is closely related to the tasks and challenges of the real world.

Therefore, emphasis must be given on the learning-by-doing, where the activities in authentic context are strongly emphasized, which means the skills needed in working life, such as being able to work in teams, working in self-guided manner, and assessing of own actions (Thomas, 2000).


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Definition of the Project Goal
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Organize into Groups

Description

The teacher divides the class into groups of students and ensures that these groups consist of

students with different capacities.

Types and Techniques

Communicative Type: Presenting
Communicative Technique: Negotiation

Tools

Software Tools: Text, image, audio or video viewer
Hardware Tools: Computer, Projector

Presentation of the New Question/Problem

Description

The teacher introduces the new question/problem to the students.

Types and Techniques

Information Type: Analyzing

Tools

Software Tools: Text, image, audio or video viewer
Hardware Tools: Computer, Projector

Discussion

Description

Students discuss about the new question/problem and contribute opinions and ideas and the teacher

provides feedback on the students’ opinions.

Types and Techniques

Communicative Type: Discussing
Communicative Technique: Coaching

Tools

Software Tools: Text, image, audio or video viewer
Hardware Tools: Computer, Projector

Planning the Project
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Discussion among the Group Participants

Description

Students discuss into the context of their groups about the project to be created and the

responsibilities of each group member. The teacher interferes to avoid possible misunderstandings..

Types and Techniques

Communicative Type: Discussing
Communicative Technique: Debate/discussion

Tools

Software Tools: Text, image, audio or video viewer
Hardware Tools: Computer, Projector

Doing the Project Work
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Collection of Information

Description

Each group member collects information about the topics related to their project work. The teacher

can support the students by pointing out with questions some topics that the students might have

given little or no attention or he/she may have prepared some material for students that serves as a

starting point for further inquiries on those topics.

Types and Techniques

Information Type: Gathering

Tools

Software Tools: Search engines VLEs
Hardware Tools: Computer

Synthesis of Information

Description

After the students have collected the information, they synthesize together the collected pieces

of information. The teacher can support the synthesis process by asking questions about various

concepts and topics and their relations to each other.

Types and Techniques

Communicative Technique: Arguing

Productive Type: Synthesizing

Tools

Software Tools: Text, image, audio or video viewer
Hardware Tools: Computer

Create Project

Description

Students work collaboratively in order to create their project, while the teacher acts as a facilitator to

their efforts.

Types and Techniques

Productive Type: Creating
Productive Technique: Artifact

Tools

Software Tools: Word processor
Hardware Tools: Computer

Presentation of the Outcomes
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Project Outcomes Presentation

Description

Each group of students presents the outcomes of the project to others and the teacher.

Types and Techniques

Communicative Type: Presenting
Productive Technique: Presentation

Tools

Software Tools: Text, image, audio or video viewer
Hardware Tools: Computer, Projector

Discussion/Feedback

Description

Students answer to questions/comments of other students and the teacher.

Types and Techniques

Communicative Type: Critiquing
Communicative Technique: Articulate reasoning

Tools

Software Tools: Text, image, audio or video viewer
Hardware Tools: Computer, Projector

Assessing the Project Work
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Summative Assessment

Description

The teacher assesses the projects created by student groups

Types and Techniques

Communicative Type: Critiquing
Communicative Technique: Articulate reasoning

Tools

Software Tools: Text, image, audio or video viewer
Hardware Tools: Computer, Projector