Organizing Content for Meaningful Learning
The teacher asked about their field trip. For example, what animal did you see in Manila Ocean Park and Manila zoo? The activity end with facts and also the facts lead to understanding the concepts because the students understand the instruction given by their teacher and they were able to draw the animals that they saw in Manila Ocean Park and Manila Zoo.
The teacher relates the subject to what the students experienced. The teacher asked the students if they had a chance to touch and take a picture with the animals, then she asked questions about the animals and the teacher asked the students to give also some examples.
The skill that was used was their thinking skills wherein they can think fluent, they can construct ideas relevant to the certain topic and they can response easily because of their own insights and experiences. Divergent thinking is fluent thinking, flexible thinking, original thinking and collaborative thinking. The teacher encouragement of divergent thinking by the student is that they can think fluent related to their field trip and to the lesson. Convergent thinking, it is narrowing down from many possible thoughts and to end up on a single best thought or an answer to a problem. The teacher asked the students of what are the animals that belong in the zoo.
Just by letting their students to reminisce and think about their field trip so that they can construct a lesson by their experiences. The teacher asked the students to draw the animals. The values lesson was all about following and obeying instructions. The value was taught integrated with a cognitive and skill lesson. The teacher tested the memory of the students by asking them about the different animals that they saw in their field trip. Next, they draw the animals they saw. And lastly, they identify the different animals.
The students relate their experiences by drawing. They were asked to draw the animals they saw during the field trip. The thinking skill is what the teacher gave focus it is taught by drawing and describing the animals. The animals are the one that has been mostly given attention. That is why the value lesson in delivered within the skill and cognitive lesson. Someone once said: “There are dull teachers, dull textbooks, dull films but no dull subjects”. Do you agree? I agree because the subjects whom we are taking are all interesting the only thing that is making it dull is they are delivered to us. The dullness of subject is because of the teachers who don’t know how to deliver their lesson in an interesting way.
Always give activities to students. Do not give lectures every meeting. Students get bored easily and if you’re always giving them lectures, they wouldn’t be interested anymore because you’re always using it as you’re teaching aid. Always try something new.