Preparation time: 15 minutes. Group activity
Preparation time: 15 minutes. Group activity


  • Hand out parts of the readings for the topic – a different text for each group.
  • Put up a set of questions or principles on the board
  • The students have to answer the questions or link ideas to the principles from the text they have been given
  • Get them to write on a piece of paper with correct referencing

What the activity achieves

  • Ensure the students do the readings
  • Develop an ability to draw out ideas from within the text
  • Practice referencing
  • Practice forming a literature review


  • Once each group has written down what the text says, each group is given one of the questions/principles and has to group together like ideas and separate out different ideas
  • Have additional readings to give to groups who finish quicker than others.