Internship at “el recuerdo cdi” under the program my first steps from University of Córdoba
Zapata Vargas, Melissa | 2020-07-05
This report serves the purpose of explaining the details of my experience while developing my internship held at CDI El Recuerdo. It will envelop the design of the material, the limitations, and the challenges faced during the process.
Students who are willing to graduate from an English Teaching degree at the University of Córdoba, can opt to choose an internship in “my first steps” Project as an option to complete the requirements to graduate. The Project “my first steps” was launched as part of the macro Project “Córdoba Transformada,” led by the University, and it is carried out at CDI El Recuerdo. It usually consists in teaching 2 times a week kids from 3 to 5 years old, but as a consequence of the pandemic, this semester it required changes. The main change was the creation of a unit, and 4 lesson plans that will be used by next interns once the CDI opens again instead of going to develop them ourselves.
The paper shows different aspects such as pedagogies used to design the lessons, per example gamification, which consists in adding game characteristics to real live classrooms. It is divided in 5 sections: introduction, pedagogies, methodology, experience, and conclusions and limitations. The former will be explained later.