Evaluating a course at a summer school

This exercise can be used to evaluate summer school courses by recounting positive experiences.

  1. Ask the students to form groups of four. Give each group half a set of Dialoogle Pocket cards and tell them to lay the cards out on a table. Ask each student to choose a picture representing each of the following:
    • A valuable experience
    • A new realisation
    • A useful experience connected with a previous failure
    • A pleasant surprise
  2. Ask the students to present their chosen images to the other members of the group in the order they are listed above. Questions, comments and discussions are welcome in all phases of this exercise.
  3. As the facilitator of the exercise, keep from interfering and listen to the conversations. The conversations are central, so let them continue as long as needed.
  4. When each group has listened to and discussed all 16 presentations, all participants gather to talk about what they have gained from the group discussions. If you or the students would like to revisit some of the more significant presentations, you can ask the participants in question to recount them once more.

It may be a good idea to allow plenty of time for the presentations.



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