Poster Tool

Poster Tool
This spotter tool is essentially a poster assignment that allows the talented as well as the less talented students to express themselves in a creative format.

About the Poster Tool

Learn more about the tool below

The poster tool allows students with a variety of talents to express themselves in a format that lets them combine content and form and lets them communicate their personal reflections on seemingly non academic topics. This can inspire students with talents outside the traditional academic interpretation to come forward and reveal otherwise hidden competencies. 

The students can do the poster assignment outside of class and thus it can be used as part of a presentation program. It will allow the students to get to know each other and let them present parts of their lives that they want to be associated with among their peers. 

The questions should inspire the students to reflect on their past, their passions or their ambitions. They should be given the possibility to discuss topics that lie outside the curriculum. It is important that the question distracts the students from the scholastic habitus that may have limited their performance thus hiding their talents.

This assignment can be given to the students as part of the lectures when you need to let the students free their creativity before a traditional assignment.

It can also be given to students as a form of presentation in a new class. It should be noted though that it can be a sensitive matter to reveal personal reflections to fellow students that you are not yet close to.

Finally the poster assignment can be given to selected students that shows signs of extraordinary talents. In this case it is important to be aware of the risk of not targetting all the relevant students in the class.

The only limitation of the poster should be that it must hang on a wall.

This means that the students can choose to make posters in 2 or 3 dimensions, they are free to select suitable materials or to supplement a traditional poster with artefacts of their own choosing.

When the students prepare their posters their ambition should be that the form of the poster is in close alignment with the contents of the poster. This means that the form of the poster should enhance the messages of the poster i.e. if you want to express structured and effective working habits, your poster should be well structured and with a clear and well argued answer to the question in focus.

The purpose of the question is to inspire the students to reflect and express themselves in a creative way. You can make your own custom made question to supplement your curriculum or you can pick one of the following sample questions:

  • Using your personal knowledge and competencies, how would you like to change the world and why?
  • Using your own experiences, what advice would you give your teenage self and why?
  • What is your passion in life?
  • Who would you like to be 20 years from now?
  • How do you plan to make use of your education?
  • What do you consider to be the most urgent problem facing humanity and why?
  • Argue pros and cons on governments funding research.
  • How do you propose to guide children to embrace modern technology wisely?
  • How do you connect your field of study to the outside world?
  • What do you see as an important ethical dilemma in your field of study?

About the
Poster Tool

Learn more about the tool below

The poster tool allows students with a variety of talents to express themselves in a format that lets them combine content and form and lets them communicate their personal reflections on seemingly non academic topics. This can inspire students with talents outside the traditional academic interpretation to come forward and reveal otherwise hidden competencies. 

The students can do the poster assignment outside of class and thus it can be used as part of a presentation program. It will allow the students to get to know each other and let them present parts of their lives that they want to be associated with among their peers. 

The questions should inspire the students to reflect on their past, their passions or their ambitions. They should be given the possibility to discuss topics that lie outside the curriculum. It is important that the question distracts the students from the scholastic habitus that may have limited their performance thus hiding their talents.

This assignment can be given to the students as part of the lectures when you need to let the students free their creativity before a traditional assignment.

It can also be given to students as a form of presentation in a new class. It should be noted though that it can be a sensitive matter to reveal personal reflections to fellow students that you are not yet close to.

Finally the poster assignment can be given to selected students that shows signs of extraordinary talents. In this case it is important to be aware of the risk of not targetting all the relevant students in the class.

The only limitation of the poster should be that it must hang on a wall.

This means that the students can choose to make posters in 2 or 3 dimensions, they are free to select suitable materials or to supplement a traditional poster with artefacts of their own choosing.

When the students prepare their posters their ambition should be that the form of the poster is in close alignment with the contents of the poster. This means that the form of the poster should enhance the messages of the poster i.e. if you want to express structured and effective working habits, your poster should be well structured and with a clear and well argued answer to the question in focus.

The purpose of the question is to inspire the students to reflect and express themselves in a creative way. You can make your own custom made question to supplement your curriculum or you can pick one of the following sample questions:

  • Using your personal knowledge and competencies, how would you like to change the world and why?
  • Using your own experiences, what advice would you give your teenage self and why?
  • What is your passion in life?
  • Who would you like to be 20 years from now?
  • How do you plan to make use of your education?
  • What do you consider to be the most urgent problem facing humanity and why?
  • Argue pros and cons on governments funding research.
  • How do you propose to guide children to embrace modern technology wisely?
  • How do you connect your field of study to the outside world?
  • What do you see as an important ethical dilemma in your field of study?