Authentic learning … convincing classmates to vote for EU-citizen initiatives using Pecha Kucha presentation method

Students in Social Science, year 1, have researched and created their own EU-citizen action initiatives.  Now, they are trying to convince us to vote for their ideas.  In a classroom project, each group of students was challenged to investigate, create, and present an EU-citizen initiative.

The presentation is done using the Pecha Kucka method.  This type of presentation requires a series of 20 slides for 20 seconds each using only pictures, no text.  Students are forced to be concise and correct with their words while at the same time find images that strengthen their message.

Some of the students presentations are shown here:

When grading in the Swedish school system, process is as important as product. This assignment engaged students in an authentic and meaningful process of solving a real-life problem while at the same time challenging them to produce a presentation of high quality in a defined format. This format emphasizes the students’ message through images.  Students rose to the challenge and presented some great ideas.

About kristylundstrom

I currently work as Head at Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Djursholm. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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