Possible work forms for interactive sessions

Posted on June 26, 2020

Possible work forms for interactive sessions

Below are some ideas of work form for the sessions in the digital WINNER conference, 24 – 26 November 2020.

Masterclass – Presentation and interaction

In a masterclass, an expert from a knowledge institution, the government or industry provides an interactive insight into his or her expertise. A bold and daring speaker who we can learn from and above all is inspiring. The session is aimed at sharing knowledge and skills around a specific theme.

Possible structure: 15 minutes presentation + 25 minutes interaction, supporting visual material via for example Prezi or PowerPoint

Room setup: lecture room

Capacity: dependent on size of room, for 10-100 people

Best Practice – Presentation and interaction

The ‘Best Practice’ offers a platform for a successful research collaboration/consortium setup/mix of knowledge development and questions from the field. Proposals could also be made to realise a better process or organisation of exchange, for example something that can be presented to the participants as a concept and then be discussed.

Possible structure: 15 minutes explanation + 25 minutes questions

Room setup: lecture room

Capacity: dependent on size of room, for 10-100 people

Workshop – Collaboration

In the workshop, the participants will work together on an issue under the supervision of a moderator. In an open, honest and reciprocal manner they will jointly explore the issue and actively exchange ideas about possibilities to solve a scientific or societal problem. The workshop works best if a moderator keeps an eye on the process, time and the outcomes.

Possible structure: 5 minutes introduction + 25 minutes working in groups + 10 minutes presentation to each other and concluding the session

Room setup: tables with chairs

Capacity: maximum 40 people

Debate in a debating chamber – Discussion based on a proposition and ‘camps of proponents and opponents’

In a debating chamber setup you can discuss various propositions with the participants.

Possible structure: 5 minutes introduction and the debate rules + 30 minutes debate + 5 minutes concluding the session

Room setup: debating chamber

Capacity: maximum of 50 people