Ask them to synthesize their learning and report to the group their general conclusions.
Then, create an opportunity for each student, or pair of students, to share what they learned with the rest of the class.
The design should be intentional and well-thought-out.
Here’s how I set up my speed dating model this semester.
In dating you have to ask questions to get to know each other and you must have a conversation to learn about the other’s experiences.Prior to the actual event, the questions should be sent to the panelists so they can organize their thoughts.The students in the class should be provided with short biographies for each panelist.Twelve pairs of students asked the same questions to twelve different practitioners, essentially receiving twelve different insights on one particular issue in the same amount of time used in a traditional panel discussion.In preparation for this event, students were asked to work in pairs to brainstorm questions for the practitioners/panelists.