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Title of the Experience
Trying to work effectively to achieve the goal
Name of the teacher
Anita Krišmane
Country where it took place
School typology
Vocational School
Thematic Area
Chemistry, ICT
Experience typology
Teaching in class, Laboratory, Extracurricular activity
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
The aim of the science subjects including chemistry is to achieve the comprehension of the processes and phenomena in the nature for each student, to comprehend the inner logic of a scientist -researcher and to understand why each of us and the society in general needs to acquire the knowledge of nature, science and technologies. Many study methods and forms are offered in order to achieve this aim. Basically, I use a research work method where students have to plan their experiment, to make conclusions and generalizations about a particular work. As a work form I use group work to develop communicative skills, pair work and individual work.
For acquiring theoretical knowledge I use studying from course books, text analysis from worksheets, discussions, task solving and forming and using comprehension models.I rarely use visual aids, except study films, because we live in the real world, not virtual. Difficulties arise from excessive computerization of school and out-of-school activities, with a click a result is achieved. A computer does a lot for students, but they have to put some effort and time to get consistent knowledge , they practically do not do homework , rarely practice , do not make notes and lose interest about the subject because they do not see the point , getting further from the nature.

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Date: 2014.11.05

Posted by Inga (Latvia)

I agree that students lack motivation to think and look after information by thamselves because there are a lot of information availale in internet. That's why acting on the spot in the classroom, creating comprehension models or to take notes of theories from textbooks, is a very good way to develop practical and creative skills. Lack of motivation and effectiveness, in my opinion, is the experience of all teachers, and of course I come across such students. Also, I'm trying to motivate them with real examples from nature as well, so they try to find the relationship between the theories and processes of nature.

Date: 2014.10.11

Posted by Anna Dominguez (Spain)

I completely agree with the last comment you've made. The problem is that new technologies, if not used properly, can be a problem for student learning. Having many solutions to a single click without any effort does not encourage personal development, work and interest in learning. Internet can be a great ally, but in turn can be a problem. Finding the balance between the two behaviors is a difficult task that depends heavily on the maturity of the students.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.