A fishbowl is traditionally a classroom discussion group divided into two parts: the "inner circle" or fishbowl, consisting of four or five people who discuss a topic, and the "outer group," consisting of up to 20 people who observe. This strategy is effective in facilitating discussion and can be modified for use in the online classroom in a variety of ways.
The following sample module is in a beginning medical-surgical nursing course. One of the learning activities is the fish bowl.
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