Freedom and order are not incompatible… truth is strength… free discussion is the very life of truth.Thomas Huxely (1825—1895)
Market of Opportunities is a group work method for mixing up participants and instigating each others’ inspiration.
Objective of Market of Opportunities
- Group work results and process.
- Collaboration and team-building.
Overall topics and subtopics for each group.
Plan and group list to keep the overview.
Another way of moderating group works is the Market of Opportunities. In contrast to the Jigsaw method, a whole group (of three to five) gets one single topic and thus develops into experts on this topic. After this initial step, the groups are reformed with one single expert on one topic. For example:
- A1, A2, A3 working on topic X
- B1, B2, B3 working on topic Y
- C1, C2, C3 working on topic Z
Each expert, one after the other, informs the other group members about his topic.
- A1, B1, C1 working on V [=X+Y+Z]
- A2, B2, C2 working on V [=X+Y+Z]
- A3, B3, C3 working on V [=X+Y+Z]
Afterwards, the new groups work on a presentation on the topics — which ideally complement each other to an overall theme. Then they present their findings in a marketplace. To enhance competition the best presentation should be rewarded.
The advantage of this method is the swift learning effect: after working out a topic the participant has to explain it in own words to others and then works out a visualisation with new connections to his topic.
Finally, with market of opportunities you’ll have results inspired by each other.
Performing. Norming phase could be possible depending on the group.