Published on March 8, 2014
Creative Teaching, Unit 08, ASGN 1 by B. Upul N. Peiris, Batch 2, Gateway, Negombo Creative Learning Activities Games, research, case studies Discussions, debates, simulations Practical activities, real work, group work Work experience, investigations, projects 3/8/2014 1
Benefits of creative learning Approaches We are forever hungry of new stuff. The novelty in any sphere of the life arouses curiosity and interest: creative learning approaches have the learners interested. Still more the creative situations get the learners involved. Opens up the lesson to have the learners self directed to make use any/all of the multiple intelligences. Once the learners see the lesson makes room for their creativity/imagination/activity on the lesson, they become motivated. bunpeiris 3/8/2014 2
An Approach to Creative learning of literature Independent learning: Once the target literary work has been read by the students at home, we begin discussion at school. Leaner Centered: If a lesson on an interpretation of a story is creative enough to open up learners’ self direction and let learner autonomy in, they begin to voice their thoughts. Creative learning: For the interpretation/discussion we use ICT based graphic creations. Environment: ICT based learning to attract all.[ECM] Resources available: Micro computer, multimedia projector and Smart Board Resource development: Digital Slide Show & cards 3/8/2014 3
Our creative approach for a teaching/learning session of “Juliet & Her Romeo” Subject: Literature Lesson: Romeo & Juliet Grade: 9, No. of students: 20 Duration: 40 minutes Approach: Learner-centered ICT based learning/teaching [Technology is all ours to make use of any day] Strategy: to facilitate discussion, we spur them with a digital slide show presenting scenes from the play. Activity: Card game: Learners match 2 sets of cards, i.e. “Quotation Cards” & “Paraphrase Cards” to the Digital Slides. Then each student, in turn explains, interprets, & elaborates the scenes still with the slides on. 3/8/2014 4
“Not knowing he is hiding in the orchard to steal a glimpse of hers, Juliet pours out her heart to the sheer bliss of Romeo 3/8/2014 5
ACTIVITY: Learners match the two sets of printed cards to the ideal image in the digital slide show Our Master’s words O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father, and refuse thy name. Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love. And I’ll no longer be a Capulet. Paraphrase O Romeo, Romeo! Why are you called Romeo? Deny that you are the son of your father & refuse that your name is Romeo. Or if you cannot do that & say on oath that you love me. And I will deny that I am daughter of a Capulet. 3/8/2014 6
Different learner needs: Kindergarten Version Vs. Ph. D Version In the conventional learning session we may find learners who find the activity [a] a bit easy [smart learners] [b] just right on [average learners] [c] a bit hard [struggling learners] But in this creative learning session such struggling & average learners are bound to perform much better with digital slides, quotation cards its paraphrase card. Now to prevent the smart learners going unchallenged 3/8/2014 7
A love story for all time, for all the world, all heavens- all the suns, stars & moons Universal & Timeless 3/8/2014 8
“Parting is such sweet sorrow”?? And a smart learner would say: their parting is of course, sorrowful to both of them, but then again they rejoice that they will be meeting in the morning The Master’s words Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say ‘Good night’ till it be morrow Paraphrase Good night, Goodnight! Separation is so painfully sweet that I can say goodnight to you till it is morning 3/8/2014 9
Evaluate the effectiveness of using creative approaches to learning/teaching session [a] All children are able to match a quotation card & its paraphrase card to the slide. [b] Most learners are able to do [a] & explain/elaborate the scene in the slide in their own words. [c] Some learners are able to do [a], [b] & explain/elaborate the scene or new words by relating same to another work of literature. Informal Assessment: during the lesson: while the slides are being matched by the learners with cards Formal Assessment: worksheet 3/8/2014 10
Reference Brown, C, Romeo & Juliet 2011, Enchanted serenity period films [image online] Available at: http://enchantedserenityperiodfilms.blogspot.com/2011/04/ro meo-juliet-2011.html [Accessed on 21 February 2014] Falkenberg, T., 2013 New Photos From ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Released Ahead of October Premier [image online] Available at: http://movies.mxdwn.com/news/new-photos-from-romeoand-juliet-released-ahead-of-october-premier// [Accessed on 21 February 2014] • Ramleela 2013, India Times [image online] Available at : http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/movies/bollywood/ramleela/articleshow/22655920.cms [Accessed on 21 February 2014] 3/8/2014 11
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