In this method, the participants position themselves in the room according to specific criteria: The lecturer asks a question or makes a statement, whereupon the students, depending on their own answer, take up a position in the room (e.g. towards a corner) or stand along an axis (e.g. between two defined extremes). In this way, an overall picture of the self-assessment of the learning status or specific feedback on the teaching can be obtained quickly and the movement supports also the cognitive activation. This method can also be used at the beginning of a course to assess prior knowledge or the heterogeneity of the students (e.g. to see the distribution of study programmes within a course). The implementation should be well prepared so that it runs smoothly with large groups.
The method can also be done digitally in Zoom (e.g. through annotation tools in zoom) or on a whiteboard, in which the participants position themselves with an icon to pre-formulated answers or on a scale.
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