Episode 86: The Power of Play: Using Play to Break Up Your Lectures and Improve Student Learning (Part 2) with Dr. David Thomas and Dr. Lisa Forbes
In episode 86 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, we continue our conversation with Dr. Lisa Forbes and Dr. David Thomas, the co-creators of Professors at Play. (Listen to part 1).
In this episode, Lisa and David share specific strategies and examples they use in their courses to create a more playful learning experience. Lisa shares an example of how she added more play to a class discussion. And my favorite quote in this episode is from David when he says, “Play makes failure an option.”
Finally, we explore the challenges of assessment and grading in this playful learning environment, and I think you’ll appreciate David and Lisa’s honesty and struggle when it comes to assessment in higher education as a whole.
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Read the research: The Process of Play in Learning in Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study by Dr. Lisa Forbes (Journal of Teaching and Learning)
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