Implementation of “Globalization, national and European identity” (SOI-PL-45)

I decided to implement the learning scenario of Matei Dan in a class of the IT-Technical School in the Complex of Technical Schools in Grudziądz. The lesson was a tutorial lesson.

Context for the implementation

The group of pupils with whom the lesson was conducted, consisted of students of a technical school class 1, aged 16-17. These are students interested in an innovative approach to education, caring for work through the project. The students were divided into 4 groups.

Implementation

The classes were divided into three main stages. In the first part, a theoretical introduction to Europeana and the presentation of the necessary materials were held. A “brainstorming” activity was carried out and then the class was divided into groups. A video was presented on the topic related to the lesson. In the second part, the students worked in groups writing their thoughts on large papers on the particular topics below:

  • Group I: Globalization (black)
  • Group II: National identity (blue)
  • Group III: European identity (green)
  • Group IV: Migration (red)

The third stage was to present their work to the whole class. Then we had another discussion on the subject. You can find ourPhoto report from the classes.

Reflections

During the classes, students performed the tasks entrusted to them. Each group of students created a poster based on the assigned topic and then presented the advantages and disadvantages of the given issue. The lessons were summarized by a discussion. The time needed to complete the task was within 45 minutes.

By the end of the lesson students will be able to understand the role of globalization, migration, national and European identity in the modern world and from a historical perspective. Students learn the advantages and disadvantages of definitions often referred to in social life. In addition, they will learn how to collaborate, present their work and will be able to lead.

Students will develop the main skills of the 21st century, such as:

  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Teaching new technologies is the most desirable thing in the modern world. A modern teacher must know new technologies and be fluent in them. A teacher educator should be passionate about his/her work and constantly improve his/her professional skills, teach young people cooperation and critical thinking, and how to searching for reliable information.

After joining the European Union, we became a global village, in which one of the most important features is the rapid flow of information, which is why searching for information and critical thinking is so important.

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Globalization, national and European identity, created by Matei Dan

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