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.
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.
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.
Use the information you obtained for your next sessions.