#1 in our series of in-class flipped activities
Welcome to this series of in-class activities aimed at stimulating student engagement in class. Different activities will stimulate debate, provide avenues for creative problem solving and more.
Value lines is a thinking/emotions organiser. Students stand on a line which represents a spectrum of opinion or feeling on a topic.
- Allows sharing of own opinion/feeling
- Pushes the Analyse and Evaluate aspects of Bloom’s revised taxonomy
- After pre-work involving reading or engaging with other content knowledge
- With discussion where opinions, feelings or values are engaged
What do you need?
- Masking tape if you wish to have students record where they stand
- Introduce the students to an issue for discussion
- Provide students with information around the issue or require them to research an issue (1 & 2 can be done prior to session as a pre-class task)
- Designate an area where the line will form, and state which end will represent which opinion
- Have students move and stand on the line according to their personal opinions or feelings about the topic
- Move into a debate activity
- Have students record name on tape and after extension activity re-do and note any changes
- Fold the Value Line so students discuss with others who feel or think the opposite
Idea from online source – Kielven, J 2001. Teaching Masters
Adapted from: Barrie Bennett & Carol Rolheiser, 2001. Beyond Monet: The Artful Science of Instructional Integration.