The activity offers the students a chance to reflect on a question, a problem, or a dilemma and then to discuss their thoughts with a fellow learner and, thus, develop their capability of arguing.
Gør klar til aktiviteten
Prepare the activity
The teacher wraps up the discussion by emphasizing general points of view and concludes. (5 min.)
Saml op på aktiviteten
Wrap up on the activity
On the basis of the teachers' instruction, the students discuss in Padlet or a discussions board.
The teacher is present and facilitates the discussion.
The teacher needs not comment each point of view in the discussion, but every now and then s/he should ask clarifying questions or pose new questions to make sure that the subject is exhausted.
Få afviklingen til at fungere
Ensure a good execution
The teacher opens the discussion and presents the topic.The teacher goes through the estimated use of time, the length of contributions, and central aspects of netiquette. (5 min.)
"Don't be afraid of asking too much of the students. Because the feedback we got from the students was that they actually enjoyed the acitivites a lot."
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Padlet is a kind of digital bulletin board where you can "hang up" content such as video, links to web pages, word files, powerpoint, text and image files. A padlet can be open to editing so that everyone can add content and comment, even without a user. This makes it a useful tool for teaching activities, such as group work, brainstorming or student questions in large classes.
You start by creating a new Padlet. You can do this without creating a user, but we recommend creating a user. This allows you to adjust your Padlet and choose editing rights, layout and link address. A new Padlet has its own unique link, which you simply share with your students. The students will open the link and add content. You can also allow students to just add comments to the content that you have created. This could be questions or cases that they should discuss.