Interdisciplinary project „Deconstruction and construction of an ad”  as a path to functional knowledge

Developing functional knowledge and its everyday implementation in the teaching process require designing tasks and assignments as well as organising educational activities which induce students to connect concepts and apply what they have learnt, resulting later in students’ success.

This time Zorana Putniković and Marija Pilčević Tomašević, who teach Language, media and culture, Barbara Rosandić, a biology teacher and Zorana Milićević, an art teacher, joined forces and designed a project to remember, entitled Deconstruction and construction of an ad.

Firstly, the students analysed a printed ad, then a video commercial and the third task was the mutual one for subjects of biology. Language, media and culture and arts. The task required students to design an ad on organelles. These tasks had been preceded by numerous activities: learning about organelles, defining main features of an ad, analysing the language used in ads, the basics of brochure and poster designing while using Canva platform. Having analysed thoroughly all the elements of an ad (application of colours, various fonts, music, slogans…), the students could choose between creating an educational poster, the one in which an organelle would promote itself or a video commercial.

This approach to education enables students to enjoy learning, while gaining knowledge adequate for their age in a fun and engaging way. Upon completion of such successful interdisciplinary projects, students can’t wait for the next one and retention of the knowledge acquired this way is much longer as it is transformed into the functional knowledge.

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I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
Contemporary in any sense of the word, our school offers functional knowledge and quality preparation for tertiary education in Serbia and abroad. Implementing modern and creative teaching in the classroom, where the teachers’ pedagogy and students’ performance are aligned with the highest academic standards for the high-school finals, our school develops linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, cultural, technical and ICT competence, which is a prerequisite for further education and professional development. Teaching is supported by the interactive whiteboards and educational software, whereas practice exercises research and critical thinking.