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.

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

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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