This Tuesday and Wednesday, 14 and 15 June, Year 10 students had the greatest opportunity to experience geography and biology lessons in a slightly different environment – at Jevremovac Botanical Garden, located in the city centre.
The Jevremovac Botanical Garden, a unit of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Belgrade, was founded in 1874 upon the decision of the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Serbia and at the proposal of its founder and manager, Josif Pančić.
Oasis amidst concrete
This open-space, asphalt-bound vegetation island contains around 350 species of local, European and exotic trees and bushes, and over 1,500 herbaceous plants. As one of the oldest and most sumptuous gardens in the world, it is a category II natural monument, also protected as a cultural monument.
Discovering the secrets of the flora from different regions of our planet and taking a walk through lush vegetation, International School’s students enjoyed the exceptional air of this urban oasis, aptly called “the lungs of the capital”.
Day to exercise critical thinking
This day was all about gaining knowledge and honing critical thinking skills, since Year 10 students had challenging assignments – based on the scarce information on morphology, pedological, topological and biological characteristics of different plants, they had a demanding task to search for those plants within the Botanical Garden and correctly identify them.
Technology-aided plant identification
We wouldn’t be truly different if we didn’t use the educational technology to improve our students’ digital and socio-emotional competencies as well, which is why students needed to use their iPads in teams and rely on their teamwork and digital literacy to find the exact plant and complete their quest.
This way, International School’s students acquired an abundance of new knowledge regarding the magical life of plants. International School has once again proved that it cherishes a different approach, allowing students to learn through fun and enjoyment.