Students teaching students- Unique interaction

TEACHING: Glen Innes High School Year 8 Science students passing some of their knowledge onto Stage 3 students from the Glen Innes Public School. Picture: Craig Thomson.
TEACHING: Glen Innes High School Year 8 Science students passing some of their knowledge onto Stage 3 students from the Glen Innes Public School. Picture: Craig Thomson.

GLEN Innes High School Year 8 Science students have passed some of their knowledge onto Stage 3 students from the Glen Innes Public School in a unique student teaching student interaction last week.

Members of the Year 8A Science class at the high school worked in groups to research a particular issue of the Murray Darling Basin and design a presentation which included the use of multimedia, a student learning activity and a scientific experiment for Stage 3 students.

Glen Innes Public School teacher Rosh Mercer said the presentation was an amazing opportunity for Stage 3 students to have a meaningful learning outcome whist the year 8 students got a small taste of teaching.

“The high school students were able to celebrate their learning in a fun, creative and engaging way, and the primary school students thoroughly enjoyed making connections between their recent Rainforest ecosystems unit and the Murray Darling Basin ecosystem,” she said.

“It was interesting to see our students work collaboratively with Year 8 high school students, completing worksheets and hands on practical experiments to gain a better understanding of the current issues surrounding Australia’s extremely important Murray Darling Basin water supply.

“It was such a rich learning experience and we hope to be able to participate in many more wonderful educational opportunities in public education.”

Glen Innes high School teacher Jenneke Mathewson said the project was a good way to keep intelligent minds on task as the school year winds to a close.