In this teaching method you ask students to explain their knowledge about a concept in a table, graph or other image. The results will give an impression of their level of knowledge and enable you to better target future teaching assignments.
During your preparations, select one of the eight methods of visualising knowledge from this article from Campbell & Campbell.
Introduce the new topic or concept in the session with the students.
Introduce the way in which you want students to map out their knowledge.
Ask open questions and give students enough time to develop their chart or table.
Let students explain their visual and use the information you obtained for your next sessions.
Source of this activity is this article from Campbell and Campbell. The various graphs are explained starting from page 13. At a later stage, we will add downloads of the charts from this article to TeachEUR.