Introduction To Teaching

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This talk was presented at Barcamp Blackpool 3 and introduced a basic teaching methodology before attendees then learnt and taught simple strategy games.

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Introduction To Teaching

  1. 1. Introduction to Teaching (play games, spread love)
  2. 2. Why teach? Satisfaction More people to share Be a more effective communicator Deeper understanding of subject
  3. 3. Teaching Introduction of new ideas and techniques to an individual or group of people. E.g. Board games, new languages, new skills in sport. Coaching Observation and improvement of an existing skill, working towards a goal. E.g. taking a club level chess player to competition.
  4. 4. Context Tailor approach to your students/pupils/audience. Personality types, age, level of relevant experience, education, social context. Note: One size does not fit all.
  5. 5. IDEA Method Introduction - Brief background & context Demonstration - Show activity or goal state Explanation - Step through process Application - Practice, practice, practice...
  6. 6. Making Tea Introduce - "Tea is a refreshing beverage..." Demonstrate - Here is me making a cuppa. Explain - First we gather everything we need to make the tea. Apply - Now you make cuppa*. *And keep making them...
  7. 7. Practical: Playing Pyramid Games
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>IDEA – Framework, not a silver bullet. </li></ul><ul><li>Context – Target your teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Icehouse - http://www.looneylabs.com/whybuy/LooneyPyramids.html </li></ul><ul><li>Icehouse Games - http://www.icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page </li></ul>

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