Pro Con Grid

The instructor provides a potential position on an issue, while learners list at least two pros and cons of that position. This activity allows learners to go beyond their first reactions by weighing the value of competing perspectives.

Individual/Group Activity Individually
Class SizeSmall (<25), Medium (25-50), & Large (51-200)
Bloom’s Taxonomy LevelApply
Development InitialIndependent Knowing
Minimum Time to Facilitate< 15 Minutes
Minimum Time to Debrief< 10 Minutes

Walker, S. E. (2003). Active learning strategies to promote critical thinking. Journal of athletic training, 38(3), 263: