Visible knowledge

This teaching method offers a handy way to illustrate students’ implicit knowledge. You ask students to explain their knowledge about a concept in a table, graph or other image. Collecting this input from students gives both lecturer and students a good impression of their knowledge and any gaps in this. This will enable you to better target future teaching assignments.

Activity goal
Activate prior knowledge |
Brainstorm |
Reflect
When
In class
Where
Offline |
Online
Duration
< 30 minutes |
< 60 minutes
Group size
Small
Materials

Miro (online) or pen and paper (offline)

Step 1

During your preparations, select one of the eight methods of visualising knowledge from this article. The various teaching methods are explained starting from page 13.

Step 2

Introduce the new topic or concept in the session with the students.

Step 3

Introduce the way in which you want students to map out their knowledge.

Step 4

Ask open questions and give students enough time to develop their chart or table.

Step 5

Use the information you obtained for your next sessions.

  • Source of this activity is this article from Campbell and Campbell. At a later stage, we will add downloads of the charts from this article to TeachEUR.