Definition of artifact: artifacts made of waste materials
Type of workshop:eco-sustainable workshop.
Integrated methodologies:brainstorming,cooperative learning,Metacognitive problem solving,CLIL.
Students involved:5th class.Total number :19 students.
Interaction of school subjects:Greek Language,Maths,ICT,Science,Art,English.
- Inform and sensitize students on the issue of recycling
- Involve students in making various artifacts using paper cartons, plastic bottles, paper boxes, glass jars, aluminum cans and other recyclable materials.
- Involve students in creating digital posters by taking advantage of web 3.0 tools.
- Familiarize students with useful vocabulary in English for recycling
- Strengthen cooperation between students and take initiatives.
first step: brainstorming. How much do you know about recycling? That was the first question .So students talked about recycling ,watched a short video about recycling and updated their knowledge through some activities (gap- filling, matching, quiz, crosswords…)
second step: group work. Students , after they have discovered what they know or do not know about recycling , worked in teams to seek information. They presented their findings to the other groups. Online tools ( xl sheets, e-mails between the members of the groups,power point,video making) were used for the organization, presentation and better understanding of the information collected by the teams.
Third step: How can I use recyclable materials? How would I encourage more people to take up recycling? After dialogue and argumentation based on data collected by students, they started designing solutions and making decisions.
Fourth step: they decided to bring recyclable materials from their home and start making artifacts.
collect waste materials
start making artifacts:
Fifth step: create digital posters in order to develope awareness of recycling
working in the computer lab:
our digital posters:
Materials used: paper cartons, plastic bottles, paper boxes, glass jars, aluminum cans,hot glue,paints .
Cost: all the above materials were brought by the students from their home.
The students involved into the above described workshop were asked to fill in a questionnaire .All the students expressed their satisfaction about participating into these activities , since they learnt something new in a different and more enjoyable way.
Students developed their creative thinking and critical ability through the solving of a problem. They were also encouraged to raise awareness of an issue of ecological interest, to improve their communication skills in English, and to develop manual and ICT skills in a collaborative group teaching framework .Finally ,both the design and the content of the activities were positively evaluated by students and teachers.