Brainwriting

What:
Brainwriting is a student-centred learning activity encouraging all students to share their ideas and/or reflections on a given topic, without being worried that their thoughts and ideas are wrong or unsuitable.

Why:
Brainwriting activates all students, lays the ground for individual reflection, and plenary discussions.
Brainwriting can also support student learning through retrieval-practice.

How:
Instead of sharing thoughts out loud, brainwriting allows all students to write them down.

  • Set up an anonymous workspace, e.g TaskCards
  • Give the students enough time to write down their contribution (thoughts, ideas, reflections etc.)
  • Follow up on the content presented, e.g. organize group or plenary discussions.

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