The Symphony Movement of Life: Trilogy of Exploration, Gratitude, and Respect
The teaching module of sexuality education for the teaching activities, “the symphony movement of life,” was designed for the 3rd and 4th graders of an elementary school, in the hope that children could be directed through well-designed curriculum to explore life, to learn gratitude and mutual respect. There were three units in the teaching moudle, 40 minutes for each class. The teaching purpose was mainly for the pupils to know the birth process of life, their own physical characteristics, and show the gratitude to mother’s hardship of pregnancy. In the process of teaching, the teacher promoted pupils’ motivation to establish concepts by using the modals for auxiliary teaching, fostered their learning and growth together with small group discussion and sharing, connecting their background knowledge. After the activities, pupils got to know the process of birth, understand the correlation of body with heredity. They were able to appreciate their family’s love, express grateful action to the mother, and understand the individual difference of personal growth, and learn to respect and appreciate each other. Suggestions were made through teaching reflection and retrospection: 1. in “the Contest of Parent-Child Faces” activity, the pupils’ opportunities to observe and think should be increased, in order to enhance the effect. 2. mothers should be invited as distinguished guests to the “Little Press Conference” activity in the hope to impress the pupils and foster parent-child learning together.
|關鍵詞||性教育、國小中年級、sexuality education、the 3rd and 4th graders|