Collage

What is this?
Provide people with supplies and ask them to make a collage in response to a prompt about your research topic. This method provides a way for people of all ages to share their thoughts. 
 

When should I use this? 
Use the collage as a jumping-off point for a conversation about their ambitions, desires, constraints, or relationship to a problem.
 

More about this...
A collage is a creative outlet that’s accessible to people of all ages and artistic abilities, so it makes a great way to introduce a topic and generate conversation. It requires materials (old magazines, scissors, glue, and paper) but the exercise can be done in as little as 30 minutes. For instance, you might ask eighth graders to make a collage to represent their experiences with bullying to begin a conversation about it and, ultimately, create a district-wide anti-bullying policy.