A gallery walk can be used to engage workshop participants, to help them generate new ideas, to introduce them to new information or to gauge their prior knowledge on a topic.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
MODE OF DELIVERY
- In physical settings, the space should be large enough to display the resources well apart to avoid crowding.
- The facilitator should remain available to the participants throughout the exercise, to clarify any practical questions about the exercise, should they arise.
- For online versions, a pre-workshop ‘dry run’ with one or two co-facilitators is recommended. This allows the facilitator to test the navigation between breakout rooms, and/or the sharing of online resources during the call.
The above guidelines were developed by the database contributors and draws on their own practical experience of workshop facilitation, the resource cited above as well as the following:
- Stewart McCafferty, Anita & Beaudry, Jeffrey. The Gallery Walk. Educators Step Up To Build Assessment Literacy. (2017). The Learning Professional. Vol. 38 No. 6.
A number of participants or guest speakers can be asked beforehand to each create a station (e.g. poster) on the topic, and they can also be present at the station to provide a brief overview of their resource and answer participants’ questions.