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The mental health of children and adolescents means their harmonious functioning in the circle of family, school, peers and communities, as well as enabling the realization of the full potential of mental well-being. A prerequisite for good mental health of children and adolescents is harmonized intellectual, emotional, social and health development. School support system plays an important role in increasing resilience to mental challenges, contributing to the creation of personal well-being and mental health.
This Learning Scenario includes activities such as observation, experiencing, critical thinking, performing, etc. that challenge the students’ current resilience to the social environment by shaping their personality. They are developing their resistance by mirroring each other’s personalities. They accept or reject how others perceive them. Through activities students are encouraged to recognize and critically assess personal and social values as important factors influencing opinion and action. By developing personal and social competencies, the students build self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of self-worth and confidence in their abilities and identity.
Students observe a photo from Europeana and express their predictions about it. After that all predictions about the person in the photo are discussed and interpreted.
In an open space (accompanied by music) students walk around with pieces of paper on their backs. Every time the music stops teacher asks a question or gives the beginning of a sentence and students write the answers or finish the sentences by writing on the back of their peers (personal observations).
Students take off the paper from their backs and read about their personality seen through the eyes of others. They prepare a performance in which they accept or deny parts of their personality. The performance can be live or recorded as a video. Teacher also takes part in the activity.
Based on their friends’ answers about them students choose photos from Europeana and post them to Padlet along with papers (observations) from the walk. Some student performances can be seen on the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zvipMInikc and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBPNy27eYxc.
Students do peer assessment of the activities that were performed using a rubric.
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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland.
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