Children should investigate their environment, recognizing problems, asking questions, and, like genuine scientists, coming up with possible solutions. Constructivism provides the ideal framework to foster these types of abilities, along with project- and problem-based learning. Adopting these strategies sparks curiosity, and helps develop research skills, effective communication skills, critical thinking, as well as a desire for lifelong learning. It also allows a space for interactive and collaborative learning, where students engage in practical activities, discussions, and projects related to environmental issues.
I design course materials to aid students in grasping and creating scientific models to explore real-world challenges. Most activities I propose promote hands-on experience through simulations, field trips, at-home lab work, and even expert interviews. Evaluation methods include tests, projects, portfolios, and presentations. These productions later become the source of valuable feedback that guides ongoing improvement and fosters a mastery-oriented mindset.
I genuinely love teaching natural sciences and am committed to raising the next generation of environmental stewards and lifelong learners. My general teaching method stems from the conviction that learning should be more than just receiving knowledge. Active learning provides students with the skills and perspectives required for lifelong problem-solving. An essential need in a changing world that faces complex challenges such as climate change, energy, food, and health crises.
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