- This is the title and the headings of the six sections of the questionnaire:
Social and environmental issues
Work with a partner and think of an example of an issue for each of the six sections.
- Tell students to work with a partner and think of an example of an issue for each of the six sections.
- Check their ideas and write them in the appropriate lists, just a word or two for each. Ask questions about them.
- Ask which of the six areas is most important and why.
- Tell them that they are going to do a questionnaire on the issues, and ask them to read the questions but not answer any. The students should underline any words they do not know.
- I do not agree or disagree.
- I agree.
- I strongly agree.
Ask which words they underlined and ask other students to explain before you explain any yourself.
- Check that students understand the instructions for doing the questionnaire and for checking their scores.
- Tell them to complete it, talking about the ideas with a neighbor as they go.
- Ask if the comments describe them accurately.
- Clean the board. Ask which are the six areas they had their highest and lowest scores in, and on the board write the areas which showed the most difference of opinion.
- Tell them they are going to discuss one of the topics on the board. Point to the topics on the board one by one, telling students to put up their hands for the topic they prefer. For each topic they choose, ask who scored above nine and who scored below nine. Put the high-scoring students on each topic together and the low-scoring students on each topic together.
- Divide the students into groups of four to six.
- Tell them to discuss their topics and prepare to explain their opinions to the class. 11 For each topic, allow the high-scoring groups to speak to the class, followed by the low-scoring groups. Invite questions from the class and ask questions yourself.
- Before moving on to the next topic, take a class vote with a show of hands on whether they now agree with the high-scoring groups or the low. If for any topic there were only groups of one point of view, ask students to put up their hands if the groups made them change their opinions on anything.
Students choose a subject that they did not speak on, and write an account of the most valid and interesting points made by the other teams.