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Here you can find a list of 6 additional activities suggested by individuals with an interest in the LINC methodology and learning intervention. The activities are available in the language of the writers. A short description is available in English.
“Little writers”: this activity was designed once again by higher education students from the University of Thessaly (Greece). The activity aims at strengthening the parent-student relationship through their collaborative composition of tales. The activity starts with a brainstorming session about the story characters and setting and gradually the ‘writers’ breath life to the characters and involved deeper in story-writing. This is not a straightforward procedure. In order to inspire the groups of the writers, the teachers support the whole process with ideas and suggestions. The activity includes several sub-activities such as meeting with story-writers, review of stories, and participation in the narration of selected stories.
“Involvement in Problem-solving”: this activity was designed by a higher education student from the University of Thessaly (Greece). The activity engages 6 to 10 years old students in problem-solving tasks. A number of tasks from different subject areas have been selected. The parent and teachers scaffold the whole process gaining also an insight on how students’ thinking is developed towards the identification of the solution.
“The water cycle”: this activity was designed by higher education students with interest in the area of education. The activity aims at strengthening the parent-student relationship through their reflection upon the “Water Cycle”. Parents and students are getting involved in an exploratory journey with the aim of visualizing the “Water Cycle” with the support of digital technologies. The teachers organise the sessions and provide guidance and support. The activity calls students and parents to work with real/ authentic data about the weather, natural phenomena and environmental risks.
"The tales of Aesop”: this activity was designed by higher education students with interest in the area of education. The activity aims at strengthening the parent-student relationship through their reflection upon well-known tales of Aesop. With the pivotal question “What are the key messages delivered through the tales?” parents and students are getting involved in an exploratory journey, examining the behaviour of the main characters, reflecting upon key symbolic actions, critical points of the story and the way the narration evolves.
“Learning about wetlands”: this activity was designed by higher education students with an interest in the area of education. The activity brings in focus environmental issues and places emphasis on the wetlands. A number of playful tasks and experiential activities are suggested through which the students with the support of their parents enrich their knowledge about the different types of wetlands, measures and actions for the conservation of wetlands.
“Dental care”: As the title of the activity indicates, the main issue is dental care. Scientific information are provided to parents and children around dental care in an easy to grasp way. The activity invites participant to sensitize upon the necessity of good dental care. In the context of this activity the students are reviewing good practices for keeping teeth healthy and are given the chance to discuss with dentists (that have been invited in the school) and to get involved in playful tasks. The parents are also given the opportunity to discuss with representatives of the dental care community and to seek for professional support on how to motivate their children to follow the rules for good dental care.
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