Diagram a Process with a Cycle

Essential Details

Interaction Type People Time Stakes

 Learner-to-Learner

✖ Learner-to-Instructor

★ Learner-to-Content

 Individual

 With Others

 Asynchronous

✖ Synchronous

 Low-Stakes

✖ High-Stakes

Description

Students label discrete events within a circle. This circle or cycle represents a cyclical process that interact to produce a set or results. Examples are weather, the life cycle, business processes. 

Cycle diagram with four steps connected to each other in a sequence with arrows

Sample Procedure

  1. Provide a concept, skill, or topic suitable to be diagrammed as a cycle.
  2. Provide a worksheet with the cycle with a place for at least four events. Or, ask students to draw a circle with at least four event placeholders on a paper or electronically.
  3. Ask students to name discrete events within this cycle
  4. Ask students to share their work. Conduct a discussion about how they organized a concept.

Bloom's level

The level indicates this activity’s place within Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning (Cognitive Domain). Higher-levels contains lower-levels within it.

Level

Action

Sixth

Create

Fifth

Evaluate

★ Fourth

 Analyze

Third

Apply

Second

Understand

First

Remember

Verb

Organize

Tools

  • Canvas Discussion
  • Canvas Assignment
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Visio

Teaching Goal

Practice New Skills or Concepts

Sources

Concept Maps. (n.d.). Retrieved November 15, 2019, from Learning Center website: https://learningcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/using-concept-maps/

The following book is available at the CETL Library to borrow:

Silberman, M. (1996). Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject (1 edition). Boston: Pearson.