A tool that allows all students to actively describe their thinking about a topic.
- Line students up shoulder to shoulder so everyone has a clear path to walk to the other side of the room
- Facilitator gives brief context that this is “walk and talk” and that everyone will be answering the same question, talking to themselves, and walking at the same time. Walking will be determined by the number of passes (lengths of the room). The facilitator directs the number of passes.
- Facilitator asks a question and states how many passes of the room the students have to answer it.
- Students respond to the question through walking and talking.
- Start with a warm up question (in the Ethics and Genetic Testing module we ask: “What is your favorite outfit?” Or “What did you do so far today?”)
- The successive questions delve deeper into the content, and then often students find one area of focus to edit with successive and smaller number of passes.
- In the Ethics and Genetic Testing module we ask:
- What is a trait?
- What is a good trait?
- What is a bad trait?
- What traits would you want your children to have/ not have?
- For further information on this tool see http://www.danceexchange.org and click on TOOLBOX