One Minute Paper

Category: Evaluate
Author: Calum Crosbie
Facilited by the teacher
The aim is to evaluate the students’ solutions for the challenge.
30 min.
10-40 student
A virtual whiteboard


1. Students should write a one-minute paper evaluating the project group’s solution to the challenge. Possible prompts for the activity could be:

• Did the solution meet the needs of the client?

• What parts of the solution do you think could have been improved?

2. The students write down at least 4 evaluative points about the solution.

3. The teacher creates 2 columns on the shared whiteboard – ‘Strengths’ and ‘Weaknesses’. The students reflect on their points and write them under the appropriate headings.

4. The project group then discusses all the points on the whiteboard, reflects on them and suggests ways that future projects could be improved.


The evaluation could centre on the solution that was created by the group or on resources and
materials used by the group for the solution. The activity shows the importance of the reflective
process in learning.


Inspired by: Cross and Angelo (1988)