Experience & Reflect on Scenario-Based Learning
Difficulty: 2 (rated by author; 1=easy <--> 5=difficult)
: Active Learning
Scenario-based learning uses real-life situations to engage learners in a problem, process or decision that they have to collaboratively resolve. It provides excellent opportunities for improving critical thinking and problem solving skills, and allows for assessment of the learning process. In this Challenge you will be immersed in a real-life scenario, challenged to make decisions, and asked to reflect on outcomes!
Form groups of 4 or 5. Assign one person to record group responses and one to report back to the larger group.
The Earthquake Scenario has 3 clips. Click on the link that follows to begin scenario (English)(Español):
When Clip 1 ends, complete the activity/task on the screen. You have 5 minutes.
Click on the link for Clip 2 (English)(Español):
When the clip finishes, complete the activity/task on the screen. You have 5 minutes.
Click on the link for Clip 3 (English)(Español):
When that clip finishes, complete the activity/task on the screen. Again, you have 5 minutes.
Remember to record your results!
Debriefing the activity
Debriefing the activity is critical in scenario-based learning to help students make meaning and connections. The goal of the debrief is to help learners reflect on the overall exercise – what they did, what they learned, what they found challenging, what they want to work on, and how they can transfer learning to their real lives.
For this scenario, the debrief will be from two perspectives – first from the perspective of you as a student in an earthquake scenario; then as an instructor learning about scenario based learning through participation. Through open-ended questioning, determine whether expected actions for each objective were achieved.
Upload or link to a short reflection of your experience either visual or text to the Agora site. Include your thoughts on how you could use scenario-based learning in one of your classes.
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