Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Students Play Games to Learn

Student motivation and engagement has become an ever increasing theme in the national teaching and learning forum. Typically present in the discussion is a comparison between the time it takes to conduct active and engaging activities in the classroom and the need to "cover" content by experts (the instructors).
In a recent Chronicle article, Dan Berrett highlights a "reacting" method in which students role-play and debate important historical events. The goal of the role-play is to spark student curiosity in the subject and produce deeper learning of the subject. Read more about this interesting approach to student learning.

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