Time needed: 10-15 min
Why? Students will learn to work very quick in a group together at one topic. They need to abstract the taught topic and compress it in a small painting.
When? This method can be used in the introduction stage to find out what knowledge is existing already as well after one topic is finished.
How? The teacher is dividing the students in groups between 3 and 5 students. The teacher is giving the groups a theme, or the students also can choose the theme by self and then very spontaneous they have to draw the picture. Later the class has to describe what they can see inside the other groups paintings and the group itself is explaining after that what is actually in their mind.
Any risks? Students mostly request more time for that, but the short time should encourage them to be spontaneous, this is very important to find out deep safe absorbed knowledge.