Not just for romance: Applications of ‘speed dating’ in social work education Beth R Crisp and Jane Maidment PEPE Conferen...
Introduction <ul><li>How to get meaningful conversation in large classes? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Speed dating’ as a new socia...
Educational applications <ul><li>Primary, secondary and tertiary education </li></ul><ul><li>“ Getting to know you” exerci...
Question 1 <ul><li>If you weren’t at PEPE, where would you be and what would you be doing right now? </li></ul>
Question 2  <ul><li>Why did you come to PEPE? </li></ul><ul><li>What  are you hoping to get out of this conference? </li><...
Question 3 <ul><li>What’s been the highlight of the conference so far? </li></ul>
Question 4 <ul><li>What will you be able to take away from the PEPE conference? </li></ul>
Question 5 <ul><li>How do you engage large classes (or other groups) in conversation? </li></ul><ul><li>What has worked fo...
Question 6 <ul><li>How important is it that all members of a class actively participate in classroom conversations? </li><...
Question 7 <ul><li>How are you finding the experience of speed dating in this workshop? </li></ul>
Question 8 <ul><li>Do you think speed dating may be worth exploring with your students? </li></ul>
Study skills exercise (1) <ul><li>What hints do you have about time management to get you through this semester? </li></ul...
Study skills exercise (2) <ul><li>Why is using library resources a big deal? Can’t I just use Google? </li></ul><ul><li>Wh...
Debriefing exercise (1) <ul><li>What are some of the ‘unwritten’ rules you have observed in your placement agency? </li></...
Groupwork principles and processes <ul><li>Function and objectives of group </li></ul><ul><li>Ground rules </li></ul><ul><...
Applications outside the classroom <ul><li>Conference presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Student selection </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. Not just for romance: Applications of ‘speed dating’ in social work education Beth R Crisp and Jane Maidment PEPE Conference January 2008
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>How to get meaningful conversation in large classes? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Speed dating’ as a new social phenomenon in which participants have several brief conversations with a specific intention </li></ul>
  3. 3. Educational applications <ul><li>Primary, secondary and tertiary education </li></ul><ul><li>“ Getting to know you” exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Peer teaching of course content </li></ul><ul><li>Exam revision </li></ul>
  4. 4. Question 1 <ul><li>If you weren’t at PEPE, where would you be and what would you be doing right now? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question 2 <ul><li>Why did you come to PEPE? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you hoping to get out of this conference? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question 3 <ul><li>What’s been the highlight of the conference so far? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question 4 <ul><li>What will you be able to take away from the PEPE conference? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Question 5 <ul><li>How do you engage large classes (or other groups) in conversation? </li></ul><ul><li>What has worked for you? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Question 6 <ul><li>How important is it that all members of a class actively participate in classroom conversations? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Question 7 <ul><li>How are you finding the experience of speed dating in this workshop? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Question 8 <ul><li>Do you think speed dating may be worth exploring with your students? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Study skills exercise (1) <ul><li>What hints do you have about time management to get you through this semester? </li></ul><ul><li>Why come to classes? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I need to take notes when I come to class? If so, some advice? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Study skills exercise (2) <ul><li>Why is using library resources a big deal? Can’t I just use Google? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Harvard referencing and how do I go about finding out about this? Is it the same as APA? What about footnoting? </li></ul><ul><li>What is plagiarism? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Debriefing exercise (1) <ul><li>What are some of the ‘unwritten’ rules you have observed in your placement agency? </li></ul><ul><li>What differences do you and your field educator have in relation to the way you approach your work? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you learnt about yourself so far on this placement? </li></ul><ul><li>How is being on placement impacting upon relationships you have with friends and family? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Groupwork principles and processes <ul><li>Function and objectives of group </li></ul><ul><li>Ground rules </li></ul><ul><li>Group leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Need for planning </li></ul><ul><li>Phases of groupwork </li></ul>
  16. 16. Applications outside the classroom <ul><li>Conference presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Student selection </li></ul><ul><li>Large events such as a ‘careers expo’ </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development programs </li></ul>

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