Scheme of the poster used for the cooperative learning strategy "Consensus Placemat". When using this tool, students work individually to brainstorm their ideas about a topic (Individual ideas) and then combine their most important ideas with ideas of others in their group (Group ideas). (Picture and text from: http://www.ltag.education.tas.gov.au/effectteach/Thinking/placemat.htm webcite).
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