Question Mapping is a form of Post Up used for soliciting learning goals from learners
why: to better understand your audience, and to source concrete ideas for calibrating [link to calibration] content to your audience’s demand on the spot.
when: at the beginning of a workshop or programme.
How to ( Step by Step )
- Make the participants aware that the purpose is to explain learning goals to eachother.
- Ask people to think of what they want to learn today/this week/over the programme.
- Ask them to think about their current challenges and what they can apply, to make their requests actionable.
- Ask them to write down one question or request per sticky note.
- When they have a sticky note, ask them to come to front of the room and explain their request to everyone. Otherwise it gets boring, and a seemingly private conversation, which makes it hard to engage the room.
It’s important that they share one point at a time and to the room.
Keep it fast and punchy, and keep it to short conversations or clarifying questions.
Don’t start analysing immediately after the post-up. Leave that for the break, and decide then whether you’re on track, or not.