Bingo for beginners
This poster demonstrates the use of a game strategy to deliver substantive sociological information to a large first year class. The strategy also enables the teacher to elicit reactions to the process, which then serve as teaching points about the theory and practice of social research. In this process ideas about theoretical concepts and operational definitions are tackled in a manner which students find meaningful and enjoyable (and therefore memorable). The approach would be suitable for modification to other large group teaching situations.
Coco, A, Cody, A, Lupton, G, Peake, AG, Shaw K & Woodward, I 1999, 'Bingo for beginners', Effective courses/Effective teaching at university/Reflection on practice/Practice for reflection Conference, Brisbane, Qld., 1-2 November, Teaching and Educational Development Institute, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld.
Paper available online at http://www.tedi.uq.edu.au/conferences/teach_conference99/titles.html