The Classroom as a Garden: Adaptive Teaching in a Video
Hanna Dumont from the DIPF and science communicator Tania Jenkins, together with the production team from Kurzgesagt, have developed a video on the topic of adaptive teaching that vividly highlights the different needs of students and explains how teachers can use adaptive methods in a meaningful way.
Colorful as a cartoon, animated to be seen, and educational to boot: the video on Adaptive Teaching, developed by Hanna Dumont of the DIPF together with science communicator Tania Jenkins and the production team of Kurzgesagt, is proof of how entertaining knowledge transfer can be. In it, the classroom becomes a colorful flowering garden in which eager teachers water their students with very different effects.
In five minutes, the two researchers explain how different students' concerns are – and how teachers can accommodate them through adaptive methods of teaching. The video was created for the BOLD blog with support from the Jacobs Foundation. Dumont co-wrote the script for the video with Jenkins.
Hanna Dumont has been a research associate at the DIPF since 2013 and a substitute professor of educational psychology with a focus on school-based teaching-learning processes at the University of Potsdam since 2019.