In the spirit of trying out new and exciting lesson techniques, our Year 10 learners undertook a “Silent Debate” on Migration, part of their iGCSE Population studies. By disallowing discussion and talking, quieter students are encouraged to express their opinions and thoughts without the fear of judgement. Students wrote down their ideas and responses to queries on chart paper displayed around four stations in the room. At the end of the silent debate, the original group returned to their respective desks and topics, allowing them to see how far their opinions were echoed. Result? A wide amount of knowledge was gathered without saying a single word.
Please find text and photos attached for a Silent Debate we did in Y10 Geography this week.
Head of Geography, KS3 - IB Geography