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Title of the Experience
I am trying to work effectively for reaching an objective
Name of the teacher
Agris Būmanis
Country where it took place
School typology
Vocational School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class, Laboratory
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Teaching science subjects physics, the main difficulty is that many pupils lack the basic knowledge and skills . So if the level of basic knowledge differ within the group it provides very unequal access to differentiated learning.
The overall conclusion is that the great mass of students' lack of ability to perceive decreases in a learning pace and makes it difficult to focus retention of hours.
The lesson create it, the theory interspersed with the manipulation. I try to keep free atmosphere for everyone who wants to participate in the lesson of work so students are not discouraged. Subject, as far as possible, teach different modes of perception:
- Visual (demonstration, visualization)
- Auditory (narration, questions / answers, discussion)
- Tactile (lab work).
To understand what is a learning process, students take control tasks. Their results are used for improving the learning process.
Differentiated approach to the acquisition of a marketable topic:
1. Giving the learners to work on the same subject different aspects. For example, involving students in a discussion about where to use the acquired knowledge in real situations.
2. Experimental tasks give students of similar tasks at a level that would be suitable for them, based on prior knowledge. For example, the same exercise for students, there are several tasks - the more able learners in complex tasks, the other simple tasks.

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Date: 2014.10.27

Posted by Arturs (Latvia)

I can agree that nowadays students require diverse approaches of learning.
If aforetime student study group could be divided into subgroups of 2-3 and choose the appropriate program for learning methods, than now the students can be divided into at least 5-6 subgroups, making it very difficult in teacher's job.
It is better to work in groups, with at least 2-3 students, who can be relyed on. Give the opportunity for students to express thamselfes. There are students who are keen on preparing presentations. This does not mean that the group will acquire the necessary knowledge but there can be achieved at least a group activity. It pays off. Best results are achieved when the presentation consists of two people. Then it is easier to tolerate criticism. Here the teacher will have an opportunity to be balanced impartial assessors.
Tests sometimes give unexpected results - sometimes active student receives a lower valuation than as a passive learner.
Therefore, the tests should be diversified.


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.