Saturday, 4 October 2008

Woodwork class at Meilahden yläasteen koulu (secondary)

These first five photos show students making their own speaker phones.

These two students are making their own surfing boards (though the lakes in Finland are pretty calm).

You see Tuomas making a name board which would be used for his own room eventually!

The woodwork classes here are pretty free. Students can choose to do whatever they like to do, within a reasonable range of choices. Their woodwork classes are designed for producing useful things for the daily life. I can imagine it would be so cool to have one's own handmade speakerphone.

Again, the students were the main initiators - they decide what and how to do it. The teachers are only there for assistance if they need it. I see each student working on his own mini project.

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