Alma BALNIENĖ, Renata ZAKARIENĖ, Vilnius Šviesos Primary School, Lithuania


How can I help my classmates? Explore, discover, share!

In a primary classroom, it is important to create an environment where students become responsible for their learning and to organize activities where they explore certain situations, analyse them and summarize results. This allows students to expand their vocabulary on the topics offered in the coursebook as they use extra topic-specific words for their research and presentations. Students work in groups and need to communicate and collaborate with their classmates, so they learn vocabulary necessary for communication and collaboration, too. In our poster, we describe activities that help primary students to discover and show their own strengths and also help their classmates achieve their learning goals if they lack those strengths. By helping others students feel good and gain more confidence.