The aim of this workbook is to let students think about which values are important to them, and to change their behaviour accordingly. This way, the students can become self-defined heroes.
How to become a hero
A short course in which students explore their personal norms and values in a playful way.
|Author / creator||Curator||Date|
|Boris van Meurs||Floris Velema||10/2019|
Aims and objectives
The course consists of various assignments. In the first part, students explore their own values by drawing a hero, writing a 'Tegelspreuk' (an old Dutch tradition where a tile is inscribed with a proverb or aphorism, see the link below), and creating a storyboard. In the second part, the students attempt to put their values into practice by keeping a 'hero's journal' and reflecting on their experiences.
This course was introduced to students at the Thorbecke Scholengemeenschap in Zwolle, The Netherlands.
The teacher accompanies the students while they work through the assignments individually. Drawings, 'tegelspreuken', storyboards, and experiences with the hero's journal can be shared in class.
Grouping / classroom
This workbook is designed for slightly younger students (around 15 years old). The students can work on the material individually by making the assignments on their own.