How do Question Tickets in Music promote Independent Learning?

[Idea adapted from a Kagan collaborative learning strategy, via Sarah Bolt, Music]

At the moment, Year 7 are working on a new performance piece and inputting their own compositions into Sibelius. At the start of the lesson, I gave them each 3 question tickets created by Mark Burton.

  • If their question required me to answer it and I think they needed to ask it they can keep their ticket.
  • If I think they could find the answer somewhere else I take it off them. Anyone with 3 tickets at the end of the lesson can have a merit. 

They’ve worked so much more independently and collaboratively and are being resourceful – remembering better how to complete processes without asking. One student just said to me ‘this is making our class co-operate more’.



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