Episode 145: How to Use the Pass the Problem Activity to Engage Students and Improve Learning


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Episode #145 Description:

In episode 145 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Barbi Honeycutt discusses how you can use the Pass-the-Problem active learning strategy in your courses.

This activity can be used to encourage collaboration, address current issues and problems in your discipline, promote critical thinking skills, and enhance problem-solving skills. You can adapt it for in-person, online, and asynchronous courses. 

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • what the pass-the-problem activity is
  • how this activity benefits students and instructors
  • how to set up the activity and stay organized
  • tips for facilitation and adapting the activity for different learning environments

Show Notes:

  • Get your free download for this episode: 

  • Millis, B. J. & Cottell, P. G. Jr. (1998). Cooperative learning for higher education. Westport, CT: ACE/Oryx Press. pp. 103-105.





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