Placemat Protocol

The Placemat Protocol is a structured format that promotes discussions within a small group that can then be shared with a larger group. Essentially, each small group has a piece of chart paper. They draw a circle in the center of the chart paper and then divide the outside into the number of people who are in the group - usually it's four so there are then four quadrants on the page. Each person individually writes their own thoughts, ideas, references from a text they have been reading, etc. in one of the quadrants. Then one member of the group facilitates a discussion and scribes the common points in the center circle,

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