Challenging common teaching practices christine d'lima, edu media
SCHOOL CINEMAC H A L L E N G I N G C O M M O N T E A C H I N G P R A C T I C E S
What’s the PURPOSE of EDUCATION?…………………………………………………………………………………..“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change theworld.” - Nelson Mandela
“I do well in my exams “Oh, now I get what my but I don’t really teacher was saying last remember what I’ve week” studied after a year ” “Class is so boring, I Students’ Say “I hate learning by- wish we could have heart, but that’s the more games – my way to score marks” English teacher is nice because she conducts “PT is my favouriterole plays and quizzes” subject… we don’t have to sit quietly and look into our books or at the blackboard”
Building Blocks For My Home Foundation Blocks = Pillars = Skills Roof Tiles = Behaviours Values• Knowledge • Decision Making • Truthfulness• Family • Problem Solving • Responsibility• Friends • Creativity • Respectfulness• Citizenship • Critical Thinking • Good Leadership• Health • Communication • Discipline• Wealth • Inter-personal • Sportsmanship• Integrity relationships • Self-confidence• Love • Empathy • Composure & Tactfulness• Courage • Time Management • Sensitivity• Profession (Career) • Understanding Children • Environment Conscious• Spirituality • Positive Thinking • Team Spirit• Self-worth • Coping with Stress • Innovative • Dealing with Emotions • Pro-activity • Work-life Balance
Yes OR NoIrrespective of the subject – there are always right answers Teachers need to give the right answers – write on the board, dictate, mark in the textbookChildren need to be given answers! Teachers give answers – 1 way communication Students aren’t given adequate opportunities to think, make decisions & question
A few questions to answer…• Did the chicken or the egg come first?• Is it colour (UK English) or color (American English)? If your student submits a project in American English, will you minus marks – will it be considered wrong?• Is it correct to steal from rich and give to the poor?• Why do people lie? (Is it alright to lie if nobody gets hurt?)
Walk the Talk! As educators we must practice what they preach – team work, accept everyone, be sensitive, respect time, be impartial…“Dont worry that children never listen toyou; worry that they are always watching you.”Robert Fulghum
To study, students should be serious! Discipline, silence and seriousness are essential for students to learn (most of the time) If they are having a fun time, they are not learningMemorizing the subject = Learning As long as students do well in their exams – that’s all that matters
• With certain subjects, can there be no right and no wrong answers? Can answers be based on one’s perception, background, experiences???• Can students be encouraged to relate learning to their own lives & formulate perspectives??? - ‘Experiential Learning’• Are we role models for our students?• Can learning be fun? Will it then be more impactful and lasting???• Is learning complete with understanding? Should students be given an opportunity to put learning into practice???
ACTIVITY TIME!Refer to the list of questions, go around the room & ask yourcolleagues for the answers you don’t know.Once you’ve completed answering the questions, shout outdone and sit back in your place.
• How many white squares are there on a chess board? 32• Give one word description for a group of ants: Colony• The fear of reptiles is called Herpetophobia / Ophidiophobia• People in Argentina speak Spanish• Where is Jim Corbett National Park located? Uttarakhand or Uttaranchal• Lack of vitamin D causes rickets.• How many Earth years does it take Pluto to orbit the sun? 248• Who was the last Governor General of India? – Answer: Lord Mountbatten• Who was the first President of India? Dr. Rajendra Prasad• Nitrogen dioxide is the chemical compound with the formula NO2
We are using the interest/impact of Media to our advantage. Past: Films are watched at leisure, too much of it is bad for a child’s health, content may have a negatively influence Present: Use of Smart classes, digitalized class room etc.Is this enough?
SCHOOL CINEMAAn initiative by EduMedia, School Cinema is a learning module on life skills,values & attitudes, developed through research and taught using short filmsand thought provoking workbooks Words that best describe the programme IMPACTFUL ENTERTAINMENT ENJOYABLE MEMORABLE EDUCATIVE
Children Learn What They Live By Dorothy Law Nolte If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy. If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty. If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence. If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient. If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate. If children live with acceptance, they learn to love. If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves. If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness. If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and others.If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live