Episode 142: 2 Fun Activities to Prepare Students for Active Learning, Problem-Solving, and Collaborative Learning
In episode 142 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, join me as we wrap up season 5. I wanted to share two fun active learning strategies you can use to help students prepare for active learning, problem solving, group work, and collaboration.
I reached out to the Lecture Breakers Facebook group to learn more about the biggest challenges you face when thinking about integrating active learning into your courses. The top answer this week was "I need new ideas. I’m always doing the same things over and over again." And the 2nd most popular answer was "getting students on board."
So, in this week’s episode, I thought I’d dig into two fun activities that address both of these challenges! I’ve used these activities in undergraduate classes, graduate seminars, and professional development workshops for faculty and postdocs. You can adapt both of these to work with almost any course!
Read a blog post version of this podcast episode and download it for future reference.
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