Author: GLE Team | Published on 1 May 2023
Learners create surveys with questions to be asked of other students, beyond their peers. Then, learners of different genders move around the room, ask and discuss questions/answers based on the particular topic/answers.
Introduce learners to the idea of creating a survey. Discuss what a survey would be used for: how to use a survey, where do we see these in life; what formats do they come in (digital such as online forms, paper); why do people take surveys?
Allow learners time to create a survey of questions to be asked based on a topic studied/learnt in class. Set a time frame for this to be completed – 20 minutes suggested but adapt according to your class.
Mid-way through, ask learners to share some of the questions and ideas they have included. Are these open ended or closed questions? If most questions are closed, give some examples of open-ended questions. Discuss the importance of the questions being produced allowing the person answering the opportunity to say more than ‘yes/no/one word answer’. Share some examples questions based on the topic.
On completion of the allocated time, explain to learners that they will navigate the room asking questions to a variety of people. Depending on your space, this could be a free-roaming scenario, or a case of 2 lines of seats facing each other with people on one side rotating after a given period of time (3 minutes for example).
As a plenary to the lesson, ask learners to share something they have found out from someone else or a question they were asked by someone else that they particularly enjoyed.
Gender Responsive Notes: Ensure gender neutral language throughout; mixed gender groupings across rows of seats to ensure engagement with learners of all genders; ensure answers are taken from a variety of learners; ensure questions being asked are using gender neutral language also.