This was a genuine ( text-based lesson), through which students were exposed to an authentic context about a book called (in praise of slow) for Carl Honore. The aim was to teach them the Modal verbs.
In #Britishey we also believe that our students can work on a project over an extended period – from weeks up to a whole level – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. They can demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience.
As a result, students were asked to read the original book and they developed deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. They were asked to prepare a presentation about each chapter. Project-Based Learning unleashed contagious, creative energy among them.
Our intermediate level students were motivated enough through reading to create high-quality work, students needed to do much more than remember information. They needed to use higher-order thinking skills and learn to work as a team.
It was a great and dynamic classroom approach in which our students actively explored a real-world problem and challenge and acquired a deeper knowledge experience.