Nothing but the facts

16th May 2008 at 01:00
This is an effective revision aid for audio learners, or for pupils who use repetition to help them retain information
This is an effective revision aid for audio learners, or for pupils who use repetition to help them retain information.

Seated in a circle, the first pupil says one thing they've learnt: growth is an increase in size. The second pupil repeats that fact and adds a fact of their own: growth is an increase in size; development is an increase in skills and abilities. The third pupil repeats the two facts and adds a third fact of their own. The game continues with each pupil repeating all the facts, and then adding a fact of their own.

After everyone has had their say, pupils can repeat all the facts in unison, or write them down in their exercise books from memory.

Karen Lancaster teaches A-level philosophy and health and social care at Loughborough College, Leicestershire.

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