Activity 5: Role play

Activity 5: Role play A useful method for practicing critical thinking in a group consists of starting a parallel thinking process based on role play. This method allows us to easily examine a hypothesis from different angles.  Upon a specific topic or issue, each...

Activity 4: The devil’s advocate method

Activity 4: The devil’s advocate method Students act in pairs: two chairs can be placed in the front of the class; each student takes a place in their chair and faces the other student. One student chooses one side of the argument and then the other student argues the...

Activity 3: The silent floor discussion

Activity 3: The silent floor discussion The teacher can show a topic to be discussed, writing it in large letters on a paper and putting it on the floor. Students are asked to write down everything that comes in their mind; it can be a word associated with the one...

Activity 2: Guided debate

Activity 2: Guided debate Speed debate Teacher displays a statement to the class relating to the topic chosen. The statements should be easily understood, but should be selected on the basis that they will invite a degree of disagreement amongst the class e.g. ‘War is...