Archive for December, 2011
When, Where to Use and Not to Use Experiential Teaching and Why Teachers May Choose NOT to Use Them.
Where do you use experiential strategies? How often?
If say “I use them every day!” I am not sure I’d believe you. And if it were true I’d not be sure how effective a teacher you would be and also would be wondering if you weren’t on intravenous when you got home.
These strategies will take a lot out of you!
So before we get all that much more deep into things experiential and particularly into simulation and role play let’s be sure of a couple of obvious and not so obvious tenets: (more…)
What the word sounds like: experience. That is creating active participatory lesson segments that involve and actuate the participants to have an actual role in the lesson’s outcome.
So that that “Madison Avenue Flim-Flam” lesson so characterized by my long ago Fred Flinstone supervisor was exactly what I am referring to; i.e. “where students have an actual role in the lesson’s outcome.” As reminder, in that lesson, students “tried” a literary character as a traitor for having saved a Tory from tarring and feathering. The students decided Oliver Wiswell’s guilt or innocence! In fact the verdict varied from class to class and made for some good comparisons, I later heard, in the student cafeteria of all places. Think about it, students actually talking about their lessons and learnings over cafeteria pizza. (more…)