It’s All Fun And Games.
For many years I have been assigning my Introduction To Psychology students to create a game out of the learning that occurs in this class. This has been one of the single most successful assignments I have ever used.
Students form groups of 3. They choose 2 chapters (or 2 competencies) that they will focus their game around. They then select a game format. The only hitch is that no two groups can choose the same format or the same chapters. They create a game that is then played by the rest of the class on the last day. Students have created games from so many, many formats (Family Feud, Clue, Chutes and Ladders, Apples to Apples, etc, etc). The amount of creativity they put into the development of their game board is amazing!
What I love about this is that the students reinforce their learning at the end of the semester. They are consistently proud of how much they have learned,as well as really having a lot of fun on the last day. Learner Feedback forms reflect very positively on this assignment as well.