Adding a touch of rigorous thinking and rich discussion yields deeper learning for our workshop participants. The Incorrect Answer Strategy is a simple way to do this, while also adding some movement to your course.
I find that the conversation can be very interesting (depending on the question!) and participants often end up talking with others they might not have been sitting next to. It also gives me some assessment information about my participants comprehension so that I can make adjustments to my instructional plan if necessary.
For a virtual variation, use breakout rooms, or ask participants to type A, B, C or D followed by their rationale to the common chat.
BTW, I will be at the Training Conference in Orlando, presenting my Caffeinated Training Design approach on Monday, February 24th at 10:00 am. If you are attending, please stop by! If you can't make it, check out my book for an overview and lots of strategies!
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Anne Beninghof is passionate about teaching and learning.
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