Language and Section: SPA 11.2

Date: 04/17/2012

Class theme/topics discussed: The Uruguayan educational system

Goal of the class: To discuss the Uruguayan educational system and its complexity and weaknesses.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

– We created two imaginary students, gave them backgrounds and traced their passage through the educational system, with each team choosing what the student would do at critical points (tech ed VS standard ed, which branch of highschool to choose, tec.)
– After the students finished, we discussed the pros and cons of the system, as well as going into the reasoning behind some of its most baffling aspects.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

– Whiteboard

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

– Both the task and the discussion worked very well, and the students became very engaged.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

– A comparison between the Uruguayan system and the American system could work very well as a group activity