It’s a Colourful World (LS-MT-341)
Colour is all around us. This lesson uses the creative value that colours offer as a linguistic tool. From this Learning Scenario, Educators would elicit similes and metaphor that relate to colours. This LS can also be used as an impetus to start a discussion of colour usage/symbolism in everyday life.
The Objectives of this Learning Scenario are:
|Bloom’s Taxonomy Parameters||Student Objective||Type of Intelligence engaged|
|Remember||When and where to use similes and metaphors.||Verbal-linguistic|
|Understand||Make use of colour to emote feelings and self-expression.||Visual-spatial|
|Apply||Utilise pre-existing similes and metaphors of colour during conversation, writing and self-expression.||Intrapersonal|
|Analyze||Compare different similes with the psychological annotations that colours bring.||Interpersonal|
|Evaluate||Appraise how colour is interpreted in nature and the use of colour in everyday life.||Intrapersonal|
|Create||Create new similes related to colour to express their emotions.||Intrapersonal|
Outline of the Learning Scenario
In a vibrant short snapshot, this Learning Scenario includes:
- Pair work activities using classroom realia as examples
- Online resources usage from the Europeana Website
- Using the psychology colour wheel to instigate further elicitation
- Referring to modern films to inspire students to create new similes and metaphors
A snippet from the LS done online
Here the Educator used an online Interactive whiteboard to address similes. He used the pictures provided by Europeana to elicit examples from his students.
The Psychology Colour Wheel
The use of the colour psychology wheel for this LS, is to draw attention of how colours may instigate an emotion and/or a feeling. This was used to inspire learners to draw more emotions and feelings when creating similes (as the example in the previous photo shows).
I’m intrigued, let’s do this!
If you think that this concept will be suitable for your class then click on the links below for a more detailed version of this LS. One tip from Educator to Educator: Be Colourfully Creative!
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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Wellcome Collection.
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