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Designing an Exhibit

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at grade 8, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.


Session Four

Introduce feedback form

  • Distribute copies of Constructive Feedback on Exhibits to each student and ask them to provide feedback on the student mock-up exhibits. Ask students to exchange their completed mock-ups. Review the feedback form by explaining that in the top left-hand quadrant, students record a specific quality they liked in the person’s exhibit. In the top right-hand quadrant, they explain how a used technique was effective in achieving this quality. For example, "The exhibit attracts my attention (quality) because of the large, bold title (technique)." In the bottom half of the chart, students are to provide suggestions on how to improve the exhibit by identifying two qualities that are lacking in the exhibit and suggesting techniques to add the missing qualities to the exhibit.

Complete peer review

  • Review the posted criteria for effective exhibits or provide students with a copy of the criteria. Allow students time to complete the peer review and to explain to their partners or groups their positive comments and proposed improvements.

Create displays

  • Provide students with an opportunity to revise and rework their mock-ups so as to incorporate the constructive suggestions. Give students sufficient time to complete their displays. Decide on the balance of in-class and at-home time to be allocated for this task.


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