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Module C - That's the way to do it!

Module C - That's the way to do it!

(Links to mission one)
Below are optional activities for running this module. However, it's important to run activities and methods that best suit your ESYLs, ensuring you fulfil the aim and objectives of the modules.

Introduction

One of the most enjoyable parts of being an ESYL is having the opportunity to teach new skills to young people. Before they begin their training, ESYLs will already have ideas about what makes a good teacher. Teachers who talk at their pupils instead of engaging with them are often seen as boring and uninspiring. Teachers who take the time to involve their pupils actively in the work are much more interesting, and are much more effective at getting their message across as a result.

Aim

This module aims to give you a general understanding of how to successfully demonstrate and teach a variety of skills. It will help make that process fun, and ensure that section members enjoy the experience.

Objectives

By the end of this module, you'll:

  • understand and be able to talk about how young people learn effectively
  • demonstrate an ability to pass on skills to younger people
  • understand and talk about different learning styles
  • have confidence in using different training techniques

Resources

You'll need:

  • an object made of Lego or a drawing
  • the same materials used to create the object or drawing
  • origami water balloon instructions (available online)
  • flipchart
  • pens
  • Post-it notes
  • section resources
  • game ideas
  • plain paper
  • access to water, a kettle, mugs, tea bags, sugar, and milk strawberry laces, a tube of smarties, or sign language alphabet instructions (the materials needed will depend on which activity you choose, see below)

Start the session by introducing the module and explaining what the aims and objectives are.

Then, have a go at the following activities.