News . Best Practices Open Schooling helps student understand trhough application, acquire knowledge, develop communication skills, and think with creativity (Best Practice – Romania)

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 “Mihai Viteazul” Secondary School in Targoviste was the first school in Romania that managed to implement a science action (the structured scenario of Rewilding). There were two teachers in this school who collaborated to carry out activities in the CARE-KNOW-DO format. Mrs. Duroi Alice Isabela implemented in the 5th, the grade average age was 10-11 years old, with a number of 27 students. The pupils did homework, an activity in which they also involved their families, they made reports, leaflets and evidence sheets on the animals proposed for rewilding. A parent participated in all classroom activities.  

CARE: In the activities, we followed the following steps, according to the teacher’s guide CARE, students were engaged with the socio-scientific issue: Which animal should we select to return to Romania for rewilding? The activities were attractive, engaging for the students, we discussed each theme proposed in the guide. 

KNOW: Students learned about the following curriculum topics: Renaturalisation of wolf, lynx, fallow deer – food chains, trophic relationships in terrestrial ecosystems ( Biology, 5th grade )  The main activities, which led to the achievement of the learning objectives according to the curriculum, were on food chains, food webs, trophic relationships in terrestrial ecosystems. 

DO: The pupils solved homework, an activity in which they also involved their families, they made reports, leaflets, evidence sheets on the animals proposed for rewilding. 

Open Schooling findings: The resources provided were easy to use, the activities were clearly explained, the interaction with all project participants was continuous.The results were presented in a demonstration lesson with the participation of three research experts from Valahia University in Targoviste. 

Students’ results: Students Learned through understanding and application, stimulating interest in knowledge, developing communication skills, thinking and creativity. 

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