Sustainicum Collection

Consus The aim of the project is to establish a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.

Resource facts

  • Independent of the number of students
  • 15 to 30 min
  • Internet connection necessary
  • English, German

Resource Description

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Transparent Poly Pocket(Resource ID: 23)

Students should be able to check their knowledge on the basis of prepared tasks and quizzes and hereby recognize their own learning progress. This method offers an easy way to make exercises repeatable without having to print them multiple times.

The teacher or the students will prepare a worksheet (e.g. a gap text, a multiple choice quiz, a crossword puzzle), which they fill-out with a pink pen. The completed sheet is placed in a prepared red, transparent, two-sided open poly pocket. Learners can now begin filling in the exercise by writing the correct solutions on the red poly pocket. For this they use a water-soluble black overhead pen. The pink parts written on the worksheet don’t shine through the poly pocket. After checking the right solutions by removing the enclosed completed worksheet, the solutions can be wiped off with a soapy solution (disinfectant wipes are also fine, as they additionally remove fingerprints). A new exercise sheet can be inserted.

Even with adults, this method works in order to bring a little relief and fun in a lecture. Thus, the method accompanies a non-participatory presentation: The poly pockets will be distributed at the beginning of the lecture; the questions of the worksheet must be filled during the talk. The check at the end of the unit is therefore a self-checking one.

Didactical Description of the Method

The learning experience is enhanced by repeating certain content more than once. Learners can repeat the learning content several times using this method. The writing process addresses those who use a kinaesthetic learning style, whilst the visual aspects of the method address those who rely on visual learning. Reading the solution aloud, the auditory learners can additionally be engaged. This exercise is suitable for different age groups, especially for younger learners who are happy about the "colourful" method. This method works well with adults, however, to bring a bit of relief and fun in a lecture. Thus, the method can, for example, accompany a non-participatory presentation. The solutions can be self-checked at the end of the lecture. Thus, the attention of the audience can be kept alive.

Necessary Material

  • a water-soluble
  • black overhead pen
  • soapsuds
  • dishcloth
  • a red two-sided open poly pocket
  • a worksheet with any content
  • pink / red fine liner
Type of teaching method
  • Game
Related Teaching Resources
No specific previous knowledge / related resources required
Topics of sustainability
Not tied to any specific content.
Strengths of the method
The students learn to repeat content in an independent, self-organized and self-determined way. Students will learn to repeat chapters where they still have gaps.
Assessment / evaluation
No external evaluation as self-examination is possible. This exercise enhances the strengthening of learning content.
Sources and Links

Bönsch, Manfred (2010), Nachhaltiges Lernen durch Üben und Wiederholen, Baltmannsweiler.

http://studienseminar.rlp.de/fileadmin/user_upload/studienseminar.rlp.de/gs-kus/bilder/UEbung_und_Erfolgssicherung.pdf (german)

Funded by
Funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research within the framework of the call "Projekt MINT-Massenf├Ącher" (2011/12)

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MMag. Dr. Elke Lackner


Lackner Elke
This teaching resource is allocated to following University:
KFUG - Karl-Franzens-University Graz


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Type of teaching method

  • Game