Eirini Vogiatzaki, Anastasia Nikolopoulou


This article aims to present a lesson plan entitled “The importance of breathing. Is it possible to live without breathing?” This lesson lasts for one teaching hour. It was carried out through the Cisco WebEx Meetings platform of modern training and concerns the course Nursing Theory II for the 3rd Class of Vocational High School (EPAL), specializing in Nursing Assistant in the Health, Welfare & Wellness Sector. This script material was part of the training of B2 level ICT trainees, organized by the Institute of Educational Policy (IEP) with the co-financing of Greece and the European Union. The article aims to present a lesson plan so that students can deepen their knowledge in the thematic unit of Vital Signs with emphasis on the importance of breathing. More specifically, students learn to define what respiration is, to name and interpret the different types of respiration, but also to know when respirations should be counted. The strategy they relied on is collaborative learning. In particular, by organizing working groups, participation and interaction among students are enhanced. Students were asked to complete an interactive exercise created on e-me content, then worked on a collaborative document (Google forms) and completed a feedback quiz at the end of the lesson.

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