Being a teacher also means being creative… and being updated on things that are aligned with the interest of learners.
A Filipino teacher has proven just that. In fact, in one of his exams, he made use of a meme format for his students on the bonus part of the exam as he is aware that the meme culture has, indeed, captured the fancy of Millenials.
Teacher Allan Lomeda Navida said in an interview that he has already been doing this type of exam for several years now. He also said that he thought that only his relatives and friends like his posts.
In the said exam, Allan let his students come up with their own meme. Their answers, which Allan uploaded on social media, have eventually made rounds on the web, particularly on Facebook.
In particular, he made use of the PH vs. US meme to show the differences between the two countries in terms of everyday activities.
Being aware of the support that comes from the netizens, he even said that the student’s answer gaining the most “laugh” reaction will receive a price from him.
“This finals, I thought of using memes for one, they are mainstream (am aware of how engage my students on social media and yes ‘If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!)’ and two, they’re very entertaining plus a good avenue to send the message I’d like to convey – on a creative and subtle manner,” said Allan.
The activity, he said, is timely apart from being very much related to the subject he is teaching, “Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics (UCSP).”
He further noted that “no culture is superior than other culture.” He said, it is just that people have different ways on how they do things that are brought about by a wide array of factors, including geographical condition, religion, and a lot more.
“Had fun reading them!” he further said.
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