Constructing understanding in Social Science 1…

IMG_4015This week, students were asked to demonstrate their understanding of the Swedish government in Social Science 1.

How we make laws, how our national government works in concert with the EU, the role of our monarchy, the pillars of our basic laws, our parliament and the flow of work in between these branches . . .

Rather than read and recite, students were asked to “construct” their knowledge either through a digital representation – infographic or mind map or an analog visual representation.  In addition, the class turned the task into a game where the best “construction” won.

And, the winners are:

The discussion during construction was very informative.  This reminded us that process is just as important as product:

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Maybe what was most impressive about the learning during this task was how engaged the students were . . . they didn’t even want to take their break.


About kristylundstrom

I currently work as the Managing Director of Viktor Rydberg Schools. 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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