ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 23Intrigue Journal

Complexity involved in  
Planning LOW
Developing Materials LOW
Implementing in Class MODERATE

Description and Purpose

With an Intrigue Journal, students intentionally listen during a lecture to identify what they consider to be the most-intriguing ideas presented. They record their thoughts about these interesting points in an ongoing journal.

Intrigue Journal gives students a task for listening, which helps them to focus their attention. It helps students deepen their understanding of course-related ideas and concepts. It helps them engage with the material directly because they must assign it personal meaning—they find it interesting or surprising or controversial—rather than simply ...

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