|The 'open grid'|
How does it work?
The open grid: if you would like to meet up with others to talk about something that interests you, write the title of the session in one of the timetable slots on the day. Anyone else who wants to take part (or co-convene with you) turns up at the appointed time and contributes what they can. It makes for a very responsive, very engaging event which is grass roots and bottom up. If your session sounds similar to one already being proposed, merge the two and co-convene.
|Unconference session in progress|
- Role plays and the mantle of the expert in the classroom
- Using Facebook to build community with classes
- Creative use of teaching space strategies
- Strategies to give useful feedback to students
- Effective groupwork strategies
The two ideas we kept coming back to were 'the answers are in the room' and 'what if your contribution is the key ingredient?' If you've never been part of an unconference before, do it; you won't regret it.