Are you looking for a way to encourage interaction and collaboration in your classroom? In this article you will learn about a method called World Café.
The World Café is a method for creating a collaborative learning conversation around questions that matter to you and your students. World Café is a great way of sharing knowledge, generating ideas, and constructing dialogues with both large and small groups (either students or adults).
Consider all the learning that occurs as students move from table to table in your classroom, carrying insights and ideas from one conversation to another about the certain topic, project idea, reflection of the hour, managing conflict, etc. The invisible connections among these conversations and the actions that emerge from them can help you to build more engaged and passionate learners.
With participation in the world Café, students practice also wide range of social capital skills such as:
The Café format is very flexible and adapts to many different purposes, information sharing, relationship building, deep reflection, skill building, project planning.
The basic model of the method consists of:
The basics of the method are really easy to grasp and learn. However the details, like what are powerful questions to start the process, how to make the harvest and so on that can really make a difference.
Would you like to experience the method and learn more about how to use it in your everyday school practice?Join our course Learner voice: engage students in participative and collaborative learning, where you will have the opportunity to learn and practice methods along with colleagues from all over EU.
Some of the methods also presented will be Circle, Open Space and Appreciative Inquiry.
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Author: Petra Založnik, BSc in Teacher Education and Sociology of Culture, is educator, evaluator and designer of innovative approaches to learning and teaching in the field of education, also our trainer in the course Learner voice: engage students in participative and collaborative learning
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