- Suggested duration: 30 mins
- Technique used: Observation, outdoor education, cooperative learning
- Aim of activity: Understand the need to change the perspective to get a complete view of a phenomenon/“real world” problem
- Underpinning components: UC4.3a ; UC4.3b
- Connection with other competences: Transdisicplinarity
The activity takes place outdoors. Locate a path or a space with trees or other lateral supports of varying height, possibly even with cover (e.g. a pergola). Distribute different kinds of small objects (small toys, coloured papers, small non-organic waste items) into partially hidden but visible areas at different heights. Divide students into small groups, invite them to walk through space once and finding objects as they go. Make a ranking of the groups based on the items they have collected. Ask the groups to discuss how objects have been found and which one were most easily found (looking up, down, side, coloured, strange ones, etc.). Ask them to plan a new observation by assigning roles within the group and repeating it. Identify the difference in results achieved.
Group discussion and substantiate the need for more people collaborating and taking different points of view.