5 Ways of presenting your students’ learning

Activity 6: Presenting your students’ learning

There are many ways that students can present and share their learning over the course of the project. Whether undertaken individually or collaboratively, this might take the form of a written report, a poster, artwork, a performance , songs, stories and poems, or community action.

Figure 4 Different ways of presenting your students’ learning: a poster (top left), community action (top middle), written text (right), artwork (bottom left) and a performance (bottom middle).

Your students might like to present their learning to the headteacher and school staff, parents, village elders, the panchayat raj or sarapanch, or even national government representatives. You could encourage your students to write a letter or report for a newspaper so that a wider audience can read about their learning. Where possible, take photos of your students engaging in this project to display and share with others.

Activity 7: Reflecting on your students’ learning

What do you think your students learnt about citizenship by undertaking the thematic project? Did you observe them gaining knowledge and understanding of any of the following?

  • democracy, justice and equality
  • current topics that are important to themselves or their community
  • being aware of themselves as members of the global community
  • treating others with dignity and respect
  • being proactive
  • mentoring one another
  • defending one another.

What other citizenship-related knowledge and understanding did you observe over this period, and how can you capture this information in a progress and development chart for all your students?

What did your students learn about language and literacy through the thematic project? Did you observe them using any of these skills?

  • reading for information
  • writing about what they read, hear or see
  • interview techniques
  • evaluating information
  • expressing opinions
  • debating respectfully
  • giving a presentation
  • non-verbal communication.

How were you able to involve all your students in the thematic project according to their interests and abilities?

In what ways did you show that you valued all their contributions, and did any students contribute in ways you hadn’t expected?

4 Outlining the citizenship project