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|Building upon answers to questions in a structured way develops an understanding of the best way to structure solid answers to any question.||Remember the memory game where random items are placed on a tray, and you must memorise as many as you can before they are covered and you have to try to recall them?||Sometimes tutor time can feel unstructured. Fill the unstructured time by challenging learners to understand the wider world around them better.||This is about helping learners to build up their understanding of a topic and their ability to express that understanding strongly.|
|This activity is about challenging learners to vocalise their understanding of topics, concepts and subject vocabulary.||Set up a Guess Who? board. Students work in pairs and pose a series of questions to knock down cards they can identify.||Challenge students to represent key elements of new knowledge in the form of images.||This activity uses the bingo format but with facts, figures or vocabulary from your subject to challenge learners’ understanding and retrieval of information.|
|Learners create their own knowledge-based dice game and a peer designs the questions to match.||Challenge your learners to create their own board game (based loosely on snakes and ladders).||Using the colour scale of a litmus paper, learners mark their own work or that of a peer and grade them on the colour scale.||Give learners an A3 frame full of assessment criteria to self-assess with.|
|Challenge learners to fill in an A to Z of terms, themes, topics and names from your subject to show just how much they know and can remember.||Learners are challenged to collect facts from their peers that they must then check for accuracy themselves before sharing with the class.||Challenge your learners to create their own ‘fun fact’ sheets to demonstrate their understanding of a topic or concept.||Challenge learners to rank their knowledge or understanding of a theme, topic or concept.|
|Hexagonal pen toppers, with a challenge in each quadrant, are stuck to the top of the learner’s pen, so they know the challenges they have to complete in a lesson.|