LC Module: Group Innovators
GC312-S4 – Problem-Solving Brainstorming Map – IIn a four-step process, Alexa or Instructor will lead students, individually, with a partner or small group, to create their own problem statement from the lesson scenario by completing the Who, What, Where, When, Why or How components. Then, Alexa or Instructor will assist students in generating Problem-Solving Mind Map focused on Causes of the Problem and Possible Solution Options. In the last option, students will be directed to create a Mind Map focused on the planning components necessary to make the solution happen.
GC311-S4 – Focused Question Brainwriting – Alexa or Instructor will lead students in small groups to generate and respond to a Focus Question that clearly specifies the problem or issue at hand, such as how can we improve, change or eliminate, within a ten-minute timeframe. Then, students will initiate a round by passing their paper to the person on the left to add more solutions within a one-minute time period. Using inspiration from previous session, the process continues until all small group members have initiated a round. Next, students will read, star and share the best solutions on his or her paper, as directed. Last, group consensus will be reached on the best solution.
GC310-S4 – Challenge Scenario Brainstorming – A Challenge Scenario Brainstorming session is for generating ideas to solve a problem presented in a scenario. After lesson, Alexa or Instructor will direct students to divide into small groups and draw their group leadership roles. Then, the Facilitator will restate the challenge statement. The Recorder will then post the scenario challenge on the flip chart provided. Next, each team member will respond to the challenge statement by writing and sharing a proposed solution. A best solution will be determined by group consensus. Last, as directed, the owner of the winning solution will provide a more in-depth overview of his/her solution. The team will ask more clarifying or probing questions to ensure success.
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