Share Your Pearls of Wisdom
Author: Anni Stavnskaer Pedersen
Facilitated by the teacher
The aim is to evaluate the information gained from the learning experience.
Whiteboard, pen & post-its
- The students are divided into two equally large groups. The first group forms an inner circle while the other forms an outer ring around the first.
- The inner circle faces the students in the outer ring. Those standing opposite one another pair up. If there is an odd number then a group of 3 should be formed.
- The members of the inner circle share their ‘pearls of wisdom’ with their partners from the outer circle telling them the following:
- What they have learned from the lessons?
- Which prototypes they have developed for their challenges?
The outer circle writes down all the responses.
- Students in the outer circle take a step to the right and meet their new partners and, after doing so repeat, step 4. The students in the outer circle should write down all the responses highlighting anything that has been repeated from their previous partner. Steps 4 and 5 are repeated for as long as time allows.
- The roles are reversed and step 4 is repeated. Equal time should be given to each group.
- The teacher asks the students to discuss these points after they have written the activity:
- Did their partners tell them something new?
- Did they repeat things that had already been said?
- The students discuss their experiences of being a listener with their group.
- The activity can be repeated if necessary. This may focus on the challenge the students worked with during the innovation process.
This activity is good for concluding the innovative learning process.