Do you have a challenge you would like your peers to help you solve? Choose a liberating structure and recruit some colleagues to help you out.
- Identify a challenge or opportunity you have that you would like your peers to help you think through or support. It is best if this is a REAL challenge or opportunity, not something made up.
- Review and choose from the following Liberating Structures: Troika Consulting, Discovery and Action Dialog, Wicked Questions, or if you are really adventurous, Ecocycle Planning. If you choose Wicked Questions, here are some ideas for the questions from LS practitioner, Fisher Qua: What is a wicked question related to advancing your teaching? Is there a wicked question you can pose to help guide the requests for help? What makes it challenging to increase student’s freedom and responsibility in the classroom? How do you liberate learning to enhance self-authorship? How do you productively work with difference within the classroom?
- Run the structures with your colleagues, online or offline.
- Post your key take-aways or insights as a response to this challenge. You may also want to share them some place online. Use the Hashtag #UdGAgora so we can find it!
- Reflect on how these structures can be used by you and in your classroom.
- BONUS: If you have any suggested related resources, submit them here on the challenge page!
Troika consulting can be done using synchronous online tools like Skype and Google Hangouts. They have even been done asynchronously in text based environment. The mobile implication is that you can tap your peers from where you are – get help in the field in real or near real-time. Mobile gives us peer access!
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