- Gather qualitative statements about satisfaction and learning success of an event (e.g. a class exchange or an intercultural encounter)
- To explore, celebrate and make pupils aware of the rich of experiences that different people bring to any group.
- To assess the learning experiences of the pupils
TIME 30 minutes
You draw on a large sheet of paper a tree (roots, trunk, branches, leaves). If a large plant is available, the wrapping paper can be replaced by a real plant.
Cards in three colors for each participant (green, red, yellow).
STEP-BY-STEP DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY
The participants have the opportunity to write down on the cards some of their experiences:
- on the red cards (the “ripe fruit”): the successful experiences and the knowledge that I will take with me;
- on the green cards (the “unripe fruit”): I want more of this, it was interesting but still needs to be developed;
- On the yellow cards (the “rejected fruit”): this was no success, this should not happen again).
The cards are either hung in the plant or glued to the wrapping paper: the ripe fruits at the top of the tree crown, the unripe fruit slightly below the branches, and the yellow cards, falling on the ground.
The moderator reads the collected cards and asks questions. If necessary, individual statements can be discussed.
RECOMMENDATIONS / TIPS
The method does not provide quantitative information; there is a risk that e.g. individual negative or positive utterances are overestimated, although the majority view is different. However, a combination with quantitative methods is possible.