From: Brooke Yool, Central
Process ordering is useful for classes that contain many multi-step processes such as a biology class or a prof-tech class. Students use this technique to put the steps for a process in the correct order.
This process provides an active learning activity which can be a follow-up piece to a lecture.
When to use:
- To assess level of clarity on a unit/module before beginning a new one
- At the end of class to determine level of understanding
- In an online class, anytime the student has a question about content
- Type the steps for the process on a single sheet of paper. Make 1 copy of this sheet for each set of “pairs” in your class.
- Starting with one sheet, cut the sheet into strips, one step in the process per strip, shuffle them a bit, and place the strips in an envelope.
- Repeat with the remaining copies, until you have one envelope per pair of students.
- After introducing the process to the students, give pairs an envelope filled with strips of paper, each with a step of the process shuffled out of order.
- It is *their* job to determine the correct order of the paper strips (and thus the order of the steps in the process). Walk around and verify.