Module 2: Creativity and Powerful Learning 2

Creativity and Powerful Learning 2

WORLD CAFÉ DIALOGUE: What is this technique about?

The World Café Dialogue is a structured conversational process to share knowledge between smaller groups of people that are discussing a topic at different tables.

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The idea is to create a “café” type of atmosphere to facilitate the conversations.

It starts off with a pre-defined set of questions or challenges, but the outcomes or solutions are not decided in advance and are an outcome of the collective discussion process, in which the group members move between the tables to continue the discussions and reflections from the groups that preceded them.

Activity: Download and explore the World Cafe Dialogue approach to creative learning.

BRAINWRITING 6-3-5: What is this technique about?

Brainwriting. 6-3-5 is also known as the 635 Method or Method 635.

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Brainwriting is a creativity technique similar to Brainstorming. It can be used as an alternative or to complement brainstorming, and often yields more ideas in less time (Wilson, 2013).

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The idea of brainwriting is based on the belief that the success of an idea generation process is determined by the level of contribution and integration to participants’ suggestions. It may help to overcome possible creativity barriers caused by interpersonal conflicts or different cultural backgrounds of the participants.

Activity: Play the video introducing the Brainwriting technique and consider how it could be used to generate ideas related to climate change 

Activity: Download and explore the Brainwriting3-6-5 approach to creative learning.

Implementing creativity techniques: Student Activities you can use with your class

Using the World Café Dialogue approach

Discuss the following topics in a World Café Dialogue setting (8 min. rounds)
Is climate change and sustainability issues relevant to today’s education? Why?
Through which topics and subjects, and how, can teachers target students’ environmental awareness?

In two tables for two round and then the note-takers present the summary of the two discussions.

Using the Six Thinking Hats approach

Discuss the following topics by implementing Six Thinking Hats technique (8 min.) and present the results. (1 hat-at-a-time table and 1 multiple hats-at-a-time table)

Is climate change and sustainability issues relevant to today’s education? Why?
Through which topics and subjects, and how, can teachers target students’ environmental awareness?

Consider how you would change your teaching to integrate one of the creativity techniques

Powerful Learning for Raising Environmental Awareness.  –>