There are 2 sets of materials:
- One stack of cards with different roles
- One set of 'hashtags' that are related to the topic of discussion
Which means, I was supposed to speak from the students' perspective.
Then I was given a hashtag - supposed to describe today's student in 6 words (from the student's perspective). The hashtag is used, in this case, to collate information.
- In other words, hashtags come in handy when twitter is the choice-platform. However, we can modify the 'role' of hashtags in this case.
How we can apply this strategy in our practice?
(from the above example)
It depends on the nature of our task and the scale (i.e. the number of respondents involved)
Strategy 1: To generate ideas from multiple perspectives
The learning activity requires participants' to adopt a role and provide views on one aspect of a broad topic.
- When platform harnesses on hashtags to collate information (e.g. Twitter)
- Task requires respondents to adopt roles to provide perspectives in several aspects of a topic
- Example: To gather perspectives of different stakeholders of students' well-being.
- Stack of cards: Stakeholder's role - Parent, Student, Teacher, School Leader, Board members
- Hashtags: Areas pertaining to Topic - cyber well-being, physical well-being, socio-emotional
- One aspect: The sub-topics
- Another aspect: Examples/ Illustrations
- Example: Mensuration - Study of Shapes and Properties
- Stack of cards: Shapes
- Hashtags: Properties/ Attributes and formulae to calculate area/ volume