Craigellachie- Preparing to do the Memory Interviews

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interview form- primary schoolThe children interviewed local older residents during an event at the local village hall on Wednesday 15th January 2013. Before the day we talked about the process of interviewing including:-

  • What they need to take from school
  • How to start the interview
  • Speaking in a polite and respectful manner
  • We reviewed the questions on the Primary school memory form and the theme of first jobs.
  • Why we need to ask people to sign a Moray Heritage Project Consent formconsent form
  • What information we need to record
  • What information we cannot use e.g. negative comments about other people
  • How to end the interview i.e. Thank you
  • what we are going to do with the information gathered i.e. the purpose of the process

Materials to take- a clipboard, pencils, rubber, memory form, information about the project to hand out, a website address slip and a happy smile!

Learning outcomes covered.
Even the simple process of interviewing an older person for a few minutes helps the students to utilise and develop a whole range of verbal and cognitive skills. They have to think beyond the page of questions to clarify what has been said to them, perhaps to ask for a spelling or to ask a supplemental question if they find something intriging all framed in a polite and respectful manner.

When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking. LIT 2-02a

I can recognise how the features of spoken language can help in communication, and I can use what I learn. I can recognise different features of my own and others’ spoken language. ENG 2-03a

As I listen or watch, I can make notes, organise these under suitable headings and use these to understand ideas and information and create new texts, using my own words as appropriate. LIT 2-05a

I can show my understanding of what I listen to or watch by responding to literal, inferential, evaluative and other types of questions, and by asking different kinds of questions of my own. LIT 2-07a

I am developing confidence when engaging with others within and beyond my place of learning. I can communicate in a clear, expressive way and I am learning to select and organise resources independently. LIT 2-10a / LIT 3-10a


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