Applied Strategy: Game-Based Instruction & Gamification
This activity is meant to introduce students to the course’s syllabus, have them start thinking about the topics that will be covered during the semester and in the program, while highlighting the connections between this class and potential career options. First developed as a Powerpoint Jeopardy style activity, it has evolved to be more effective as a table top small group activity.
In groups, students work with a board identifying health & safety situations and/or topics and a deck of “cards” that describe jobs, tasks and situations students might realistically encounter in a CRLT-related job. They are then asked to place each card on the class topic that is most relevant to the situation-card they chose. Because many topics are connected to each other, the cards could go in more than one place on the board. However, in order to complete the task they need to identify relevant components for different situations or clientele.
Once all groups are done, the class together discusses their choices and the teacher has the opportunity to dispel any misunderstandings and ‘myths’ students may have.
Please download “complete materials” folder (at end of page) for examples of both card deck and board layout/content.
Students will be able to:
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