Daily Archives: Oktober 8, 2008

Doop op ‘n surf-kamp

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Seniors dwing nog steeds gesag op juniors af; ongeag die Handves van Menseregte. Dopery van graadaggies (standerd sesse) is dalk afgeskaf, maar die praktyke steek oral kop uit.  Kyk af!

   

Hulle word verneder, hulle hare word geskeer en hul kaal lywe word met afval besmeer.  Geluk!  Jy het WP-kleure in surfing!  Ouboet is trots op jou!

Lesse uit ‘n klompie outentieke opsommings

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Ek het onlangs vir BEd- en NOS-studente gevra om opsommings van sprokies te skryf.  Hulle kon enige sprokie kies – en geen voorskrifte is gegee oor hoe so ‘n opsomming moes lyk nie.

As onderwyser sou jy sulke outentieke (egte/ware/regte-wêreld) tekste kon gebruik as materiaal vir letterkunde-, skryf- en taalbesprekings en -lesse in die klaskamer.  Hierso is ‘n paar les-idees wat jy sou kon laat voortvloei uit die lees van die opsommings:

Historiese teenwoordige tyd (en die gebruik van verlede tyd-vertellinge in die algemeen)

Min onderwysers onderrig die “historiese teenwoordige tyd” as taalverskynsel in Afrikaans.  (vervolg…)

Konstruktivisme #5 – a case study

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Hierso is ‘n artikel oor konstruktivisme in die laerskool-klaskamer:

In the article titled “A Constructivist Perspective on Teaching and Learning Mathematics”, the author, Deborah Schifter, contrasts two mathematics lessons which she feels offers an understanding of the difference between a lesson based on constructivism and one based on the traditional didactic approach to learning.

In the traditional approach, the teacher has noticed that the students are very excited to find out that blue whales can grow as long as 100 feet so she decides to have the students measure this length in the hallway. Here’s how she went about it:

I told the children exactly how we would go about measuring the whale’s length. We would take the yardstick, which we hadn’t explored, and we would put it down and keep track of where it ended and then place it there and keep counting till we reached where it ended and then place it there and keep counting till we reached 100 feet. (Schweitzer, 1996)
Although the children were quite impressed by the length of the whale, the teacher recounts that the lesson seemed unsatisfying, and wondered what the students had actually learned about measurement.

In the constructivist approach, Read the rest of this entry