Latvian teachers' evaluation of the Greek activity in Greece

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Erasmus + project Nr. 2014-1-LV01-KA201-000431 1

How to Make Education Process Attractive to the Teenagers of the 21st Century”

Teacher’s evaluation sheet

Name of activity

DNA the molecule of life

Activity presented during the meeting held in

Greece

Country which presented the activity

Greece

Country which tested the activity

Latvia

Age group on which the activity was tested

15

Number of pupils in the group the activity was tested

19

Please, answer the following questions, giving detailed answers

Did I modify the original activity in order to make it more suitable to my needs? If so, what changes did I introduce?

Yes, I changed the activity to make it not 40 min long, but 2x40 min, so that students could do the tasks

without stress and concentrate more on the activity not on time limit.

 

 

 

 

Did I find it suitable for my class? Why/Why not?

After doing the activity in 2 lessons, students really found it interesting. Both lessons kept them engaged and they

stayed on track. And it’s a very important aspect for students not to become exhausted but inspired.

 

 

 

 

Was it innovative with respect to my usual approach?

Yes, it was more dynamic than maybe everyday lessons and real-life analogy helped students to understand the

topic better.

 

 

 

 

Did it produce the expected results on students?

Yes, it really did! Students had an opportunity not only to get theoretical knowledge about DNA, but also make

their own DNA model using simple materials (transparent sheets, markers, a ruler and a sticky tape).

 

 

 

 

Did I feel comfortable with what I was doing?

Actually, before the lessons I tried to do all the activities by myself, to make sure how much time it will take in a

real lesson, tried to predict some students’ questions, also studied more about DNA from science magazines.

Students are more interested in real life not in the theory that is written in the coursebooks. That’s why a teacher

always has to ‘’dig deeper’’ to be wise and satisfy all students questions.

 

 

Latvian teachers' evaluation of the Lithuanian activity in Germany

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Erasmus + project Nr. 2014-1-LV01-KA201-000431 1

How to Make Education Process Attractive to the Teenagers of the 21st Century”

Teacher’s evaluation sheet

Name of activity

The ways you move your body are the language of their own

Activity presented during the meeting held in

Germany

Country which presented the activity

Lithuania

Country which tested the activity

Latvia

Age group on which the activity was tested

16

Number of pupils in the group the activity was tested

18

Please, answer the following questions, giving detailed answers

Did I modify the original activity in order to make it more suitable to my needs? If so, what changes did I introduce?

No, I didn’t change anything. Students were those who made some modification in this activity – they tried and

did their best (some of them even more than 5 minutes) until they learn all steps of the performance.

 

 

 

 

Did I find it suitable for my class? Why/Why not?

Yes, I found it suitable because usually students play team games and do athletics, but dancing was a bit new

experience for students. It was a different approach and up-to-date musical performance.

 

 

 

 

Was it innovative with respect to my usual approach?

Yes, it was. Students were motivated to move, to learn, to help each other, if necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

Did it produce the expected results on students?

Yes, it really did. Students could have some fun and at the same time learn movements. Those students who

attend folk or other dance lessons got the idea faster and could help the other students. In that way they learnt

also to be patient and not to give up if something doesn’t happen as expected as well as cooperation skills were

strengthened.

 

 

Did I feel comfortable with what I was doing?

I felt comfortable because I also could learn something new. Dancing gives people positive emotions, joy and

good mood.

 

 

 

 

Greece-Lithuania -Germany

Erasmus + project Nr. 2014-1-LV01-KA201-000431 1

How to Make Education Process Attractive to the Teenagers of the 21st Century”

Teacher’s evaluation sheet

Name of activity

Right division

Activity presented during the meeting held in

Greece

Country which presented the activity

Lithuania

Country which tested the activity

Germany

Age group on which the activity was tested

11 - 13

Number of pupils in the group the activity was tested

18

Please, answer the following questions, giving detailed answers

Did I modify the original activity in order to make it more suitable to my needs? If so, what changes did I introduce?

I changed the original acticity in several ways: I did not use the multimedial tool, because I didn`t findt it. I also changend the way the students worked: in my lesson, they worked in small groups of two to four students, not in two big groups.

 

Did I find it suitable for my class? Why/Why not?

I really think it was a suitable lesson, because division is a really complicated content for many students, and they need to repeat it as often as possible.

Another positive aspect that made the lesson suitable is, that I didn’t need to talk to much. That is very important, because I did the lesson in a preparation class with students, which are all not able to speak German, because they are still learning the German language.

 

Was it innovative with respect to my usual approach?

I like the aspect of using things, the students can touch and know from their “life outside of school”. So they connect mathematics with their natural environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Did it produce the expected results on students?

Yes, they did because the students were able to distribuite the sweets in a fair way and were pleased with it.

 

 

 

 

 

Did I feel comfortable with what I was doing?

I liked what I did, becaus the students had fun with acting with real things (sweets) they can touch. That made the topic less abstract then it usually is.