Spike Hall describes some structuring elements in knowledge creation efforts in classes:

  • Formal Debate
  • Each participant committed to active participation with a reward for doing so.
  • Moral Dimension of Student Product: Students were assigned to an
  • advisory committee advising a business on the negative impact of
  • business activity on public health.
  • Student activity within advisory committee constrained within a series
  • of production stages.
  • First stage: identify facts, debate solutions and propose a synthesis.
  • Next three steps: Test the solutions against a prescribed set of principles.
  • Final Stage: Provide an [executive] summary

This resembles some of the principles in a course guide (german) I have put online for my own seminars.

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