“Learning in a happy or fun context can also be strict and demanding”.
Throughout my experience as a physical education teacher, I have always thought about how to evaluate the learning process of my students in the best way. I am constantly searching for different teaching methodologies where I can make the most of my students’ highest potential and thus demonstrate their learning process in a transparent, contextualized, and pedagogical way. This is a challenge that I set for myself a few years ago.
At the beginning of school year 2020-2021, I started developing the topic of the first semester with first grade in Physical Education, based on the subject’s curriculum. The core topic was the development of basic skills, such as walking, running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking, turning. After developing this process for 5 months, my project known as A CIRCUS SHOW was born.
Why? Because it brings together all the basic skills and is closely related to the curricular contents. It is motivating for the child, it needs preparation, commitment, and continuous improvement, it requires rigorous learning, it is based on the Estimation Tables (Bundesjugenspiele) and it develops creativity.
This experience that was presented to Microsoft meets the requirements of the Virtual – Hybrid classes of Colegio Andino and is an excellent model for my colleagues to consider. This experience promotes different ways of work and evaluation that promote social interaction, it creates the possibility of using multiple options to evaluate learning, it promotes significant learning, favors independent work, cooperative learning, and project works, it can be applied to any grade, shows the use and management of ITCs, together with Office 365.