The whole of Year 6 (100 students) gathered in the open space to prepare for their coming Skype interactions with teachers and classes next week.
They are inquiring into a range of countries in the Asia Pacific as part of their exploration of what it means to be a global citizen. The central idea is that to be a global citizen, we need to understand and engage with our neighbours. So they will!
We started by viewing a few clips to highlight some drawbacks from previous sessions, so that we can learn from our mistakes…
We moved on to a famous quote ‘Too hot, too cold, just right’ (Goldilocks) and discussed examples of how to refine our questions to make them ‘just right’ … relevant, appropriate and engaging.
Students split into groups based on which country they have chosen, and applied their new understandings to refining and prioritising the questions they had already prepared.
The questions they shared at the end demonstrated the thinking and learning that had taken place in most groups. We’re looking forward to some great Skype sessions with India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea and the Philipines!
Do you know anyone in Burma, Papua New Guinea, Laos or Timor that could help us?