The pyramid pedagogical pattern and a sample associated educational scenario

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The pyramid pedagogical pattern and a sample associated educational scenario

  1. 1. An educational scenario based on the Pyramid pedagogical pattern Yannis Dimitriadis GSIC/EMIC research group University of Valladolid November 30, 2011 The theory and practice of Design for Learning OEB 2011 pre-conference workshop
  2. 2. Pyramid: Problem and solution This pattern proposes a collaborative learning activity flow in which different participants face the same complex, open problem , which does not have a single solution. Solving the problem implies the gradual reaching of a consensus solution in groups of increasing size , until a final solution is agreed by all participants .
  3. 3. Pyramid: Group formation GroupA1 GroupA2 GroupA3 GroupB1 GroupB2 GroupB3 GroupA1 GroupA2 GroupA3 GroupB1 GroupB2 GroupB3 SupergroupA SupergroupB SupergroupA SupergroupB Whole Class GroupB1 GroupB2 GroupB3 GroupA1 GroupA2 GroupA3
  4. 4. Scenario: Some principles <ul><li>Use collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive interdependence: Team members need each other for a global success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge construction: Students discuss and reach consensus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Through Pyramid pedagogical pattern </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple iterations: groups join larger groups… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… reaching agreements on common proposals </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Scenario: Activity description Activity Name Type Groups Duration Expected Outcomes SKETCHING of flow and sequence charts (in dyads) Face-to-Face <ul><ul><li>6 initial groups of 2 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1h30min </li></ul></ul>Document with charts and text with explanation and problems/doubts DISCUSSION AND NEW ROUND OF sketching flow and sequence charts (in supergroups) Distance <ul><ul><li>2 supergroups formed by 3 initial groups (6 students per supergroup) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1h30min </li></ul></ul>Agreed charts and a slide presentation to explain the decisions PRESENTATION of final results to the whole class Face-to-Face <ul><ul><li>Whole class </li></ul></ul>30min Oral presentations
  6. 6. Scenario: Use of ICT tools <ul><li>Needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing text documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing slides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paper sheets and pencils? </li></ul><ul><li>... Or, maybe… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dabbleboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GoogleDocuments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GooglePresentations </li></ul></ul>

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