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  • Ysp uq

    1. 1. Essential Learning Experiences Practical thinking and collaborative strategies for engaging (most) Young Scholars
    2. 2. Clock Partners • Have participants draw a clock on their book, hand or prepare one on a piece of paper for them to hold. • Ask each person to assign a different partner for each hour on the clock face (be sure that partners have coordinated their clocks. • When it is time for paired group work designate the partners using the clocks e.g. “Find your 12 o’clock clock partner. • Use the same clock face for an extended period of time so that the transitions become fluid.
    3. 3. Clock Partners (A 2 up / 2 down approach) Use this activity to break large groups into small groups fast. + + = - -
    4. 4. Continuum • Write up a clear statement e.g.. Goldilocks was a juvenile delinquent. • We’ll now set up a line around the room, with Yes at one end, and No at the other. • Stand in a place on the line that indicates where you ‘stand’ on this issue. • Now pair off (e.g. on person from on end, with on person from the other) and convince the other person about your perspective.
    5. 5. The Continuum (A 2 up / 2 down approach) Use this activity to align the collective or expose individual thought. + + = - -
    6. 6. Idea’s Matrix • Create new products or processes by combining two entirely different concepts e.g. Laptop Mobile Printer Chocolate Wristwatch Spoon
    7. 7. The Ideas Matrix (A 2 up / 2 down approach) Use this activity to do quick and effective group brainstorming. An excellent way to get the creative juices flowing and wake up sleeping brains. + + = - -
    8. 8. Listening Triad • Person A states his / her perspective on an issue e.g. what are the 3 factors you believe are most important to this project? • Person B then paraphrases what A said • Person C then says to A: What are those so important to you? • Then change roles; and do the process 3 times over.
    9. 9. Listening Triad (A 2 up / 2 down approach) Use this activity to teach paraphrasing and active listening skills. + + = - -
    10. 10. World Cafe • Clarify the purpose • Create a hospitable space • Explore questions that MATTER • Encourage everyone’s contribution • Listen for insights and share discoveries
    11. 11. Cafe Etiquette • Focus on what matters • Contribute your thinking • Speak your mind and heart • Link and connect ideas • Listen together for insights and deeper questions • Play, doodle, draw - have fun!
    12. 12. The World Cafe (A 2 up / 2 down approach) Use this activity to teach paraphrasing and active listening skills. + + = - -

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