TESSA: Active Learning: Track 1

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These short dramas portray a range of active learning techniques in a fictional primary school in West Africa: 'Cast the Spell' - creating a drama in the classroom; 'Seven Rivers in Africa' - using songs and poems; 'The Maths Game' - engaging pupils with games; 'The Open Day Drama' - pupils working in groups; 'The Town Meeting' - interactive stories and 'Let me do the Cooking Mama' - practical tasks. These dramas are not 'perfect' lessons but raise questions about different strategies which teachers can use to enhance their pupils’ learning.

By: The OpenLearn Team (The Open University)

  • Duration 24 minutes
  • Updated Wednesday 24th December 2008

Track 1: TESSA - Let me do the Cooking Mama

Mama Fati's daughter and friend try to help in the kitchen. Unfortunately, they do some things wrong and Mama Fati has to advise them on the best way to cook and learns something herself along the way.



Tracks in this podcast:

Track Title Description
1 TESSA - Let me do the Cooking Mama Mama Fati's daughter and friend try to help in the kitchen. Unfortunately, they do some things wrong and Mama Fati has to advise them on the best way to cook and learns something herself along the way. Play now TESSA - Let me do the Cooking Mama
2 TESSA - The Open Day Drama The four children create a drama for the school open day. They argue but the leader (Major) pulls them together so that they can finish the production even when one of them falls ill. Play now TESSA - The Open Day Drama
3 TESSA - The Town Meeting Ezekiel is trying to host the town meeting but his children are too noisy. He is angry and goes to punish them but Njideka persuades him not too. She quietens them with a story instead. Play now TESSA - The Town Meeting
4 TESSA - Cast the Spell The children create a drama in an allegorical style. Play now TESSA - Cast the Spell
5 TESSA - The Maths Game Titus, the teacher, is multiplication tables. Some children are not paying attention and fail his test. Later he sees them playing a game using multiplication and asks them to teach it to the other children. Play now TESSA - The Maths Game
6 TESSA - Seven Rivers in Africa Kevwe finds geography difficult but is taught a simple song to help her remember the names of seven rivers in Africa. Play now TESSA - Seven Rivers in Africa