Whip Around

Learners are asked to respond to a statement or an open-ended question with a single word. Once each learner has considered and chosen their word, the instructor directs each student to share their word until every learner has had a chance to contribute before debriefing about the topic more fully.

Individual/Group Activity Group
Class SizeSmall (<25), Medium (25-50), & Large (51-200)
Bloom’s Taxonomy LevelUnderstand
Development InitialAbsolute Knowing
Minimum Time to Facilitate16 – 30 Minutes
Minimum Time to Debrief< 5 Minutes

Zalukhu, A., & Hia, M. G. (2023). Increasing the students’ speaking ability in giving suggestions and advice by the using of” whip around” strategy. IDEAS: Journal on English Language Teaching and Learning, Linguistics and Literature, 11(1), 314-323: https://ejournal.iainpalopo.ac.id/index.php/ideas/article/view/3804

Herlina, H., Mortini, A. V., & Pratama, R. (2020). THE INFLUENCE OF WHIP AROUND TECHNIQUE TOWARD WRITING DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH OF THE TENTH GRADE STUDENTS OF STATE SENIORHIGH SCHOOL 4 OF PALEMBANG. Esteem Journal of English Education Study Programme, 3(2), 90-107: https://jurnal.univpgri-palembang.ac.id/index.php/esteem/article/view/4542

Hockman, A. (2022). Whip Around or Pass. Music Teacher, 101(9), 60-61: https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/MT.2022.101.9.60