MEP (Model European Parliament) is a simulation exercise where students’ knowledge, communication skills, and problem-solving strategies are put to the test.
In September, five classes worked together to create a Model European Parliament here at VRG. Students prepared for this day by meeting in their respective “country” groups, debating issues and preparing possible solutions in the form of resolutions to be presented at the parliamentary session. The actual parliamentary session was prepared by third year students: Theo Olsson, Ian Nachemsson, Jonas Tayli, Nina Gransäter, and others. Some of these students have participated in International MEP sessions. During the day students gave speeches for and against the different resolutions. They also openly debated each others’ ideas in a formal and respectful way.
This is a cross-curricular project between Social Science and English. Students are assessed for both courses.
It was a long, well-organized, demanding, and productive day of learning. Students appreciated the opportunity to apply their knowledge to “real” problems and the time to actually dive into depth when debating the solutions presented.
Not only did we learn a lot, we learned a lot about each other – a great day at VRG!