Concrete Practice: Learner-Created Games

What Is a Learner-Created Game?

A Learner-Created Game is a review activity, usually in a game format, in which learners take the roles of creators, leaders, hosts, players, timers, and referees. As obvious as this type of concrete practice may seem—yes, learners can create and lead their own review games—it’s interesting to note how often the trainer ends up creating and leading the game.
Even though most trainers know the value of participatory games in reviewing learned material, it is still difficult for many of us to step aside and hand over the game creation and leadership to the learners. Sometimes that isn’t our fault. Learners expect us to take the leadership role in a review game; after all, ...

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