Freie Comenius Schule

The Freie Comenius Schule in Darmstadt, Germany is a Dahoum nursery.

T. E. Shaw teaches Storytelling w/ Scratch at the Freie Comenius Schule starting on 16 January 2020 and ending on 26 March 2020.

The School

The Freie Comenius Schule is a Reformpädagogik or Progressive Education school.

The Format

The academic year in the Freie Comenius Schule is divided into quarters. In every quarter there is a block on Thursdays in the afternoon, where different subject can be taught for 1 1/2 hours every week.

Storytelling w/ Scratch

Storytelling w/ Scratch is being taught between 16 January and 26 March (3rd quarter).

Learnings

  • size of groups

  • pupils helping pupils

Challenges

  • time management / the time management (slicing of time) between topics and pupils is important

  • boys vs girls / the boys are less focused on the discussion and look & feel and on working together and more focused on achieving the mechanics / the girls are more focused on the discussion and on working together and on working together and on look & feel—which gives the (wrong) impression, that they advance slower

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