Project PresentationsDay six was a fantastic day for the CES workshop participants and for the Forum staff. The day was devoted entirely to project work. By the end of the day, all five groups presented their work to the rest of us. There are now a bunch of great new Web pages here at the Forum site.
We learned an interesting pedagogical tool today. For the first group that presented its project, we used a protocol that is popular in CES circles. Greg Peters explained it to us, and then facilitated the presentation process. The protocol is designed to make the presenting group feel comfortable, while also providing for monitored exchange between the group and the observers. Presenters are given the opportunity to make their work and themselves visible within a relatively safe structure.
Here is how it works.
- First, a group presents. Group members are permitted to talk only between themselves. A brief period follows during which others can ask qualifying questions.
- Second, everyone reflects/writes silently.
- Then the observers give feedback, cool or warm. They can also only discuss with one another. There's no dialogue with the presenters.
- The presenters then reflect. They can take or leave any part of the observers comments.
- Finally, there's a debriefing.
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