This is a way to set up the room so that there are lots of different activities happening at once. This is good for large group teaching where you need to create activities but you have too many students for just one activity or a differentiated group or you need students to work independently.
There are 2 types of Learning Station that can be used:
1. Rotation – students rotate around the room going from one activity to another
2. Individual – students/groups only use the station they are assigned to for the whole session
At the end of the session you may wish to have a whole-group plenary to discuss the learning
In a Live Performance Workshop with a rotation of stations, students are divided into 5 groups. Group 1 performs, group 2 observes and gives feedback, group 3 works at the sound desk, group 4 is warming up and group 5 is shredding/preparing for the following week’s session.
With large groups, you could set many versions of each station so you can still keep groups quite small.
Each group could be in a breakout room and the learning tasks could be accessed via the VLE. The tutor works in the room where the active knowledge learning is happening.
Students are occupied at various activities for a whole session and are independently learning.