Liberating Structures are a set of facilitation techniques that you can use to help make your teaching and learning (and meetings and other collaborations) more engaging and inclusive. There is a website, a book and an app all available as resources and, at press time, there were 33 ‘liberating structures’ available to either replace or add value to conventional practices.
For educators, they can help you build in tiny participatory shifts in how you and your learners interact, negotiate and relate to one another. A bonus is they are simple and easy to use, but pack a punch in unleashing contributions.
Try it out! Go to the Liberating Structures website or download the iOS or Android app and explore the different techniques (you might want to drill down to the Education section with the Topics available). The website contains great examples, but you might want to dig into these goodies from:
After you’ve tried one out, share your activity and experiences on your blog/domain.
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