As all teachers know ‘death by worksheet’ is a phrase often heard in learning seminars but they do have an important role to play as they allow students to think for themselves without being influenced by those around them. This allows individual thoughts to be shared in large group at the discretion of staff.

Written by Teaching Resources Support on February 17, 2014 11:04

Human barometer

In this situation students are required to physically place themselves at one of three stations on an imaginary line in the room. At one end of the line ‘agree/true/yes’ middle ‘unsure’ opposite end ‘disagree/untrue/no’ At the end of a key statement presented to them students move to the station that best reflects their viewpoint or understanding. They can then be quizzed in their knowledge understanding by the teacher.

Written by Teaching Resources Support on February 17, 2014 11:03

Role play

The use of freeze frame role play has been employed in the resources to help introduce problem situations dramatically. It provides an opportunity for students to assume roles of others and thus appreciate another point of view.

If employed correctly this technique allows for exploration of solutions as well as providing an opportunity to practice skills. Staff must define the problem situation and roles clearly through the use of very clear instructions.

Written by Teaching Resources Support on February 17, 2014 11:02

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