At The Dewey Schools, it is difficult to see any chalk-and-talk class in which students only listen to theory. In every class, our students always show their proactiveness towards knowledge through various learning activities under their teachers’ dedicated instructions. An evidence for this is the Science Report on ‘Animal and human species’ organized by 4Quito and 4Santiago students on January 22nd.
The students were divided into small groups with nearly 3 weeks for preparation before presenting their Science reports before the class. The presentations focused on the diverse animal world including dragonflies, tigers, tyrant dinosaurs and stages of evolution from apes to humans. Followed by each presentation, the heated and vibrant Q&A activity reflected the surprising logical thinking and debate skills of the students of both classes.
Informative knowledge of animals captured much attention of the class. Many questions were raised and answered after each presentation, showing the amazing critical thinking of our students.
The vivid descriptive photos in the hand-drawn reports and the slideshows prepared by our students brought excitement and delight to the class more than ever. Those were the result of their effective teamwork, their information synthesizing and processing skills – what our students are taught everyday at school.
This Report activity is similar to a mini seminar organized by our students themselves, which demonstrated their constant effort for learning and creativity. The images of our students presenting their ‘works’ are sweet outcomes of the ‘Learning by doing’ method which is efficiently utilized by The Dewey Schools.