While it is always good for parents to see the creative displays and children’s work, the most impactful element of these Learning Showcase sessions is that the children have to take ownership of their own learning and become the teacher as they explain what and how they have learned to their parental audience. As the “ teacher” the children develop the ability to articulate their own learning journey and take ownership over their own learning. They need to know their subject well to be able to answer the tricky questions they are asked. They are challenged to use subject appropriate language and understanding to explain their investigations or their tasks.
They demonstrate excellent collaborative skills as they present their projects as a group. And they show great creativity in the way they display their learning, whether in an engaging power point, model or craft project, board game or poster board. The students own their learning and are confident and proud to show this off to their parents and peers.
Ms Niki Meehan