Case Study: Alfie the Alien—Parap PS

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When “Alfie the Alien” landed at Parap Primary School, he wanted to learn about family. Sue Bishop’s Year 1 learners didn’t hesitate, and took the little visitor in as one of their very own. Learn all about how Sue’s students used Solution Fluency to both teach and learn about family, food, and fellowship alongside their brand new extraterrestrial honour student. read more

Families are more than just our relatives; they are among our most meaningful and essential human relationships. Without family and the bonds it represents, our lives are lonelier and less enriching. The Year 1 learners of Parap Primary School were faced with a compelling challenge about this. Their teacher Susan Bishop wanted them to use Solution Fluency to consider how they would explain the idea of family to a visitor from another planet.

“Alfie the Alien landed in the Year 1 classes in Term 2 asking a BIG question: What is family? He started off wanting to know about families and how they work,” Sue explains. “Once the students started discovering information for Alfie, the question got bigger and they then looked at what we need to survive on Earth.”

Learn all about how Sue’s students used Solution Fluency to both teach and learn about family, food, and fellowship alongside their brand new extraterrestrial honour student.

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Pages: 7 full colour

Language: English

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