Tag Archives: collaboration

NGT (Nominal Group Technique)

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? This strategy is a collaborative process to make decisions on important issues. It allows all team members to have input into and equal say into deciding on a priority. This structured process to gather the important issues allows individuals to come to a consensus by voting on the issues in priority order. What aspects of learning are being supported?… Continue Reading NGT (Nominal Group Technique)

PCQ

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? This is a reflective tool useful at the end of an activity, event or unit of work. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order Thinking, Metalanguage, Substantive Communication QT – Quality Learning Environment: Explicit Quality Criteria, Engagement, High Expectations, Social… Continue Reading PCQ

Plus/Delta

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? A Plus/Delta is a simple inclusive strategy enabling everyone to consider the pluses – what went well, and the deltas -what you would like to see changed. The Plus Delta is a great feedback tool. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep… Continue Reading Plus/Delta

PMI

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? This strategy uses brainstorming to discover the pluses, minuses and interesting ideas of a given topic/issue/concept, etc. It is also a useful reflection tool used at the end of an activity/event/unit of work. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order… Continue Reading PMI

Radar Chart

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? A radar chart graphically displays the important categories of performance and makes visible concentrations of strengths and weaknesses. A radar chart shows how a team has evaluated a number of organizational performance areas. It is therefore essential that the initial evaluation include varied perspectives to provide an overall realistic and useful picture… Continue Reading Radar Chart

Lotus Diagram

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? The Lotus Diagram is an analytical, organisational tool for breaking broad topics into a number of components, which may be prioritised for implementation. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order Thinking, Metalanguage, Substantive Communication QT – Quality Learning Environment: Explicit… Continue Reading Lotus Diagram

Think Pair Share

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? This process is used to have students work in pairs in a collaborative and cooperative way. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order Thinking, Metalanguage, Substantive Communication QT – Quality Learning Environment: Explicit Quality Criteria, Engagement, High Expectations, Social Support,… Continue Reading Think Pair Share

Venn Diagram

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? This graphic organiser tool allows the student to compare and contrast similarities and differences. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order Thinking, Metalanguage, Substantive Communication QT – Quality Learning Environment: Explicit Quality Criteria, Engagement, High Expectations, Social Support, Students Self-Regulation,… Continue Reading Venn Diagram

What If Key

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? This tool is great for introducing an area of study, and for tapping into the students’ knowledge base. It also generates loads of innovative ideas.You can ask virtually any What If question. They can be either serious or frivolous. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating… Continue Reading What If Key

Right Angled Thinking

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? This strategy is a structured thinking process which scaffolds thinking in a linear structured manner as well as making connections to associated ideas and creative thoughts. The strategy also provides students with a whole brained approach to note taking and gathering and organizing information What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding,… Continue Reading Right Angled Thinking

Reverse Key

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? Students are too often required to regurgitate endless lists of facts. Moving in the opposite direction still requires a sound knowledge base, but it forces students to think. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order Thinking, Metalanguage, Substantive… Continue Reading Reverse Key

Review, Review, Review

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? This strategy provides students with an opportunity to review their learning through a VAK cooperative learning process by using their three sensory modes of learning – Visual, Auditory, and Kinaesthetic. It also provides three opportunities to  quickly review material learnt. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating QT… Continue Reading Review, Review, Review

SWOT

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? SWOT analysis is a tool that provides a scaffold used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project, concept or activity. It involves specifying the objective of the project etc and identifying the factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieve that objective. Strengths: characteristics of the business or team… Continue Reading SWOT

WIFLE – (What If I Feel Like Expressing)

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? WIFLE (What I feel like expressing is…….) is a process that allows the student to express their thoughts, ideas, opinions, concerns, feelings etc about their learning or learning situation. It is a structured process to allow students to express themselves in a scaffolded manner. The process can also be used to diffuse emotionally… Continue Reading WIFLE – (What If I Feel Like Expressing)

Y-Chart

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? The Y Chart is a graphic organiser that organises the brainstorming of ideas around three dimensions: ‘looks like’, ‘sounds like’ and ‘feels like’. This process encourages students to be critical thinkers and identify appropriate behaviours for achieving this, for example, what does a co-operative classroom look like, feel like and sound like. What… Continue Reading Y-Chart

Six Thinking Hats

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? ‘Six Thinking Hats’ is a technique used to look at decisions from a number of perspectives. If you look at a problem using the ‘Six Thinking Hats’ technique, then you will solve it using all approaches. Your decisions and plans will mix ambition, skill in execution, public sensitivity, creativity and good contingency planning.… Continue Reading Six Thinking Hats

WOEDIL – (What On Earth Did I Learn)

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? WOEDIL is a reflective process that allows the student to verbalise what they have learnt. It is a cooperative learning strategy providing opportunities to learn from others. Teachers may use this process as a verbal assessment of individual and whole class learning. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying,… Continue Reading WOEDIL – (What On Earth Did I Learn)

Bubble/ Double Bubble

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

What is it? The Double Bubble Map is an organising tool. It is similar in concept to a Venn Diagram. The Double Bubble is used to compare and contrast, situations, places, an issues or items and objects. What aspects of learning are being supported? Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating. creating QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge,… Continue Reading Bubble/ Double Bubble