Reactions students

Quotes of the students

"I thought it was useful, fun, innovative and simple."

"I think it is a good method because you get to do many things all by yourself and the others  depend on you in some way. In this way you become very responsible  and you learn to cope with that. You also learn to plan well and rationally because you have to do and think of everything all by yourself."

"I like to work in this way, you get the autonomy  to work and study by yourself. But with a little help from the teacher who gives you the exact amount of information you need to have for yourself."

"Because you get a lot of autonomy you depend on your group and you take more responsibility for your work."

"The posters are very usable because they make it uncomplicated."

"I think it’s a good way because you can plan the amount of time you think you need for a part of the work. When you think something is difficult, you add some extra hours for it and if you think something is easy, you plan less hours. I also think the post-its come in handy because they make clear of what needs to be done and what has already been finished."

"I like working like this because you get a clear view of what you are doing. You can plan everything all by yourself and if something doesn’t suit you, you just move it. At the end of the day you have finished everything quicker than you had expected."

"During the past period this way of working has made this subject a little bit more interesting for me. This was because I could plan my lessons by myself, I did more experiments all by myself and I got less theoretical details."

"I love this way of working because you can be concerned with the work very well. There is no time to joke because of the amount of work which is being checked by the log and on the poster."

"This way of working is different and because of that it is a finer way. You learn from your own experiences and not from a book. You discover things all by yourself to a large extend and in my view this is the best way to learn something."

"It is proper in this way because you really work together and the other group members can help you if you don’t understand something. This makes it easy because if you don’t get the teacher’s description, someone else can explain it in another way."

"I myself made use of one big quality: leadership and the division of tasks. When we started off we had some struggles but later got the big picture of how I wanted it to be. During the experiment I made use of  the vast ideas and the intelligence of the group. While interpreting I mostly made use of the knowledge I gained during the lessons and the rest of the group knew exactly how to match this in the context."

"L. was very important to me. If I didn’t understand it I always ended up asking her (which I obviously regularly did). Whenever I did this I would always get a good  and comprehensible answer. M. was very resourceful and important with the experiments. She would quickly take the initiative. K. was the smart one of the group. She would know how to match the theory to the situation. J. was the persistent one, she would encourage us to get to work or finish it."

"After all I thought it was a fine group to work with because everybody was honest and reasonable towards each other. We could very well complement and help with each other’s soft skills. This is how I learned to enlarge my periphery a bit. This wasn’t just good for a grade but also for the further development of our soft skills."

"A responsible and transparent way to give students accountability."