Teachers do their best to ensure that learners understand their everyday class lessons and through different teaching methods, some pupils manage to grasp the lesson, while others hardly understand.
Because of this different levels of understanding of learners, some schools have encouraged class presentations to ensure that every pupil is familiar with the subject and also can interpret the lesson according to his or her understanding.
Class presentations are usually done through project research or simply the teacher asking every student to stand in front of the class, share, explain and discuss different topics of that particular lesson. This in return makes pupils more attentive in class, focused and passionate in their everyday studies.
According to teachers, student class presentations is a teaching metholody that yields great benefits to learners since it helps them to practise all language systems areas such as vocabulary, grammar, and phonology and also enables them to improve and acquire new skills such as speaking, reading, writing and listening.
Most importantly, teachers say it helps academically weak students to understand better due to extra discussions, further explanations of topics done by students themselves during the presentations.
“I seem to understand better when I discuss with other students, most especially through class presentations. We ask more questions, challenge each other, do more research on the topic and besides it’s fun,” says Aline Neza Musoni, a 13 year old primary six student.
Student class presentations also help learners to build self-confidence, communicate well with others and also learn to share ideas.
It is also a chance to challenge and expand on their understanding of the topic by having others ask questions, challenge them, share strengths and improve on their weaknesses.