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Using Students’ Preferred Language to Engage them Actively in Learning About How Fast Solids Dissolve in Water

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“Ma’am, puwedeng mag-Tagalog?” (Ma’am, may I speak in Tagalog?) 

Carlo, a third year student, asked his chemistry teacher before giving his answer during a classroom discussion.

Science teachers, more often than not, would reluctantly allow students to answer in their preferred language and then proceed with the lesson using the prescribed medium of instruction which is English.

But what happens when three secondary chemistry teachers allowed their students to use the students’ preferred language in the classroom? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Science

 

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