Dec 7 2017

Slow Reveal Increases Curiosity

This week, I used a technique called ‘slow reveal’ to introduce the children to some new learning about Robert Falcon Scott.

Without telling the children about the images they were looking at, I presented them with different images from Scott’s South Pole expedition, which had been cut into 20 pieces and invited them to turn over numbered pieces in turn and examine them closely and try to assemble them into an image, all the time, asking questions, noticing detail and making predictions.

After the jigsaw images had been completed the children had to make up a narrative about the image they had made, befrore eventaually being told that the images they were examining were from Scott’s expedition.

The children all enjoyed the process and all agreed that using this technique increased their levels of curioisty.