The school type is V.B.O. This is the lowest school level in the Netherlands.
Ten girls, age of 16 years, worked with the theme in 4 lessons of 50 minutes.
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About the project
At the beginning we had a discussion in the group:
What do you think when hearing the word 'red'?
The answers where:
Love, blood, warmth, angry, roses, signal function. The most important is 'signal function', they said.
First grappling with the material:
The pupils worked alone or with a partner with two elements: red wool and their own body.
At last we worked with the whole group. There was one girl who likes to give instructions about her ideas in a natural way; she was the leader. But the rest of the group have thought with her.
Aims and results
It was a new situation for the pupils to give a quick response, a reaction with associations about the theme 'signal function'. I was surprised how, in spite of the abstract theme, the pupils at once concentrated it to the concrete situation: the body and the red wool.
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