This guide will take you through the three stages of the Tricky Topics process: Identify, Capture and Assess. Select a step for further information on that activity or to leave comments about your experience using it.
This stage of the Tricky Topics process consists of a set of collaborative group activities in which teachers will be encouraged to think of a Tricky Topic and break it down into assessable parts.
Bring teachers together
Plenary for the Identify stage
Within the capture stage we will structure the information you have already collected so that we can use the problem distiller classify the problems to help you to uncover why students find these topics tricky. Understanding this will help you to define in more detail the stumbling blocks.
Capture the Stumbling Blocks
Capture the problems
This final stage of the process contains multiple activities which take place over time. It will vary depending on the type of practitioner and the learning context. The example shown here is specifically designed for school-teaching activities but in some organisational or learning design contexts an intervention may be delivered in the work-place and pre- and post-intervention quizzes would not be appropriate.
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Develop a quiz
Construct an intervention
This Assess stage of the Tricky Topic process ends with a reflection:
- Was the intervention successful?
- Does the intervention require amendment?
- Re-visit the Tricky Topic/Stumbling Blocks. Does anything need to be changed?