Pecha Kucha? What is it? Well it is Japanese and is pronounced –”pe-chak-cha”,
“The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery, lounge, bar, club, creative kitchen SuperDeluxe in February 2003. Klein Dytham architecture still organize and support the global PechaKucha Night network and organise PechaKucha Night Tokyo.” Wikipedia
It basically involves you showing a presentation of 20 different images, you show each image for 20 seconds and you talk about something. This means that your presentation will only last for 6 minutes and 40 seconds on a topic of your choice.
In fact I was asked to present in this format at the Education Show in Birmingham recently. I was sharing the innovative approach to Teaching and Learning that is happening at DHSB. I talked about 20 creative ways we were improving Teaching by using a timed PowerPoint that automatically changed slides every 20 seconds.
In the past I have asked students to create their own Pecha Kucha’s as part of a revision lesson however if you want to do this with younger students or more quickly you can perhaps get them to select 6 key images that they will talk about so their presentation only lasts 2 minutes. It is an exciting format so why not try it in your next lesson or at your next CPD session in your school.
Dan Roberts @danjjroberts