The importance of reflection in student learning cannot be overstated, providing educators with valuable insights into the depth and breadth of acquired knowledge. In the realm of primary education, assessing the understanding of young learners is best achieved through engaging methods like game activities and creative projects.
Maria Kesler, a first-grade teacher at Yasinia Secondary School No. 1, recognized the profound impact of reflection in her teaching methodology. Recently, she implemented a distinctive activity to measure her students’ understanding following a visit to an exhibition centered around bats. Mrs. Kesler intended to consolidate the children’s understanding of these fascinating creatures by motivating them to reproduce their recall of the event through creative works.
The students enthusiastically assisted the teacher by describing the bat species they had learned at the exhibition. Each student picked the species that he or she remembered best and recreated it in their work. As a result, the classroom now has its own long-eared bats, pipistrelles, noctule bats, and mouse-eared bats to adorn it.
The event was held within the framework of cooperation between the Interreligious and Civil Environmental Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF) headed by Olexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband, NABU International), project coordinators Ivan Tymofeiev (NABU), and Nataliya Kulya (IRCEF).
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