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Engaging Students: Leveraging on competition and collaboration

Engaging students can be quite challenging, especially in courses where class sizes are high. The speaker will share some techniques he has used in his classes to encourage engagement and participation in the classroom. The techniques leverage on competition and collaboration in the classroom. Students first engage in some form of healthy competition which sparks student interest in a topic, then reflect on the lessons from the competition, and then finally collaborate by sharing their self-discovery with others, which can lead to great synergies in learning.