For Preps, it is a major conceptual challenge to comprehend that there is country called Japan. To aid them in understanding what Japan is, students made a poster that listed 10 cultural things that they had learnt over this semester.
Learning is not only a matter of recalling facts. It becomes deeper and authentic when students are given the opportunity to reflect. For this purpose, a video was made of each student presenting their poster. Students then watched that video, and were able to further discuss what their poster was about.
Hopefully, consistent experiences of reflection upon one’s learning will lead to Prep students with not only an understanding of subject matter, but also a self-understanding of how they best learn.