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Biodiversity Explorers (LS-MK-51)
silvana
July 4, 2019
Art, Brainstorming, Cooperative learning, English, Environment, Face-to-face, Formal, Group dynamics, Learning Scenarios, Oral presentation, STEAM (STEM + Arts), STEM skills, Upper Secondary Education
Natural treasure in National Park “Pelister“ and Balkan Peninsula, by Silvana Ristevska.
Europeana portal is an inspiration for exciting exploration about European cultural and natural heritage. In this lesson, it will be a resourceful place where students can explore and have a pleasure to find out new endemic animal and plant species throughout Europe. They will be able to broaden their view, awareness and knowledge about biodiversity in Europe, presented through herbarium and animal albums.
Learning through inventive exploration
This lesson supports students to conduct inventive explorations in the field of cultural heritage of Europe. How? By creating a digital colouring book of the collected pictures of endemic animal and plant species and compare their origin and evolution. The lesson is a solid base for the creation of many interactive games that promote gaining knowledge about biodiversity in Europe.
Europeana: shaping the new European biologists and natural scientists
The Europeana’s Ecosystem, Network Association and Expert groups offer access to expert collaboration, communication and resources from more than 3,500 galleries, libraries, museums and archives.
Europeana portal brings a whole new world about endemic animal and plant species present in Europe. It allows students to develops new love towards biology and natural sciences. The Europeana portal shapes new European biologists and natural scientists and as their “life motive” brings the passion about the natural heritage.
The very important part of this lesson is developing the sense of being a part of European reach cultural and natural heritage, broadening the horizons and gaining experience in international collaboration of the students, teachers and school authorities as well as internationalization of the school.
The Biodiversity as a complex system will make the students more aware about environment and nature. Therefore, it will be a responsible motivation to develop behaviour and values with modern ecological habits.
Developing skills and opportunities
The use of ICT tools will enhance the digital competences and 21st Century skills of the students. They will have the opportunity to get familiar with the Europeana portal. And then use it in the future for various activities as a resourceful portal. With an international cooperation, students will foster their lingual competences and communication skills. In their future communication with the Europeana Network and Experts, they will become an inseparable part of a creative community. Furthermore, their immediate participation in the Europeana Events and Conferences will contribute in the best possible way. In the perspective, the Europeana Portal offers future job opportunities and various professional assignments for all involved in the Europeana mission.
I hope this lesson will make a strong effect on students and teachers and will be a lifelong good memory worth for participation.
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7 Responses to "Biodiversity Explorers (LS-MK-51)"
karolinanedelkovska says:
July 10, 2019 at 6:06 pm
Teaching biodiversity and exploring new endemic animals and plant species at the Europeana platform is a new approach for our students. Especially the idea of creating a colouring book is something that we can learn and share at the same time. This is a really well-done job worth to be implemented in my classroom, easy and practical. Congratulations!
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Anonymous says:
August 25, 2019 at 10:19 am
Thank you dear Karolina1
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dilajlapavletic says:
July 18, 2019 at 10:36 am
Dear Silvana,
Implementation of your LS will be a pleasure! Getting to know the different natural life is a perfect goal but making a colouring book will be perfect for my students!!!! Thank you for a great idea of yours.
Sincerely,
Dilajla
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Anonymous says:
August 25, 2019 at 10:19 am
Thank you dear Dilajla, I am very happy if you finding this resource useful for your classroom activities! Best Regards
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Angela Colli says:
July 28, 2019 at 4:05 pm
beautiful project to teach biology and Thank you for your ideas
Congratulations!
Angela
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Anonymous says:
August 25, 2019 at 10:20 am
Thank you Angela!
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brendanbuttigieg says:
January 19, 2020 at 9:42 pm
I really like the idea that students are learning through inventive exploration in the field of cultural heritage of Europe. The fact that this is done by creating a digital colouring book of the collected pictures of endemic animal and plant species makes it even more interesting. Well done!
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