Speed dating teaching strategy
The [speed dating] activity reflects this in addition to encouraging dialogue with different classmates.
SOCI 380 is a requirement for sociology majors and minors.
Chávez says that one of the benefits of this activity is that it creates a fun and relaxed learning environment for students who are often nervous about their understanding of the course material heading into the first midterm exam.
Hearing how other people phrase sociological concepts in their own words was great because the readings are a bit dense since they’re primary sources, but this helped break it down.
When I explain speed learning to the students, it is inevitable that one of them will say…
is this like the learning version of speed dating, and the answer is, Yes!
There aren’t too many downsides to this type of activity, in my experience.
It felt really good to be able to help my fellow students understand a concept they weren’t quite getting before.
When the "speed dating" begins the classrooms erupts in discussion, excitement, and some nervous laughter.
One of his favorite in-class activities is "speed-dating for exam review." Chávez utilizes this activity before the midterm exam to provide students with a quick in-class review of the concepts and theories they will be responsible for knowing.
The activity provides students with the opportunity to refine their understanding, articulation, and application of concepts.Staff love it – and the outcome is great classroom ideas – ‘voted in’ by staff – for your school to roll-out and adapt.