Siti Rohaiza Ahmad
PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
I am an educator in a local university keen on exploring different types of teaching methods, including collaborative activity in class. I have explored several approaches of collaborative activity and here, I would like to reflect on my experience. First and foremost, as usual, I will prepare for a lecture that takes about 30 to 45 minutes depending on the topic. For most of my class, I like to integrate my teaching with interactive or collaborative activity such as a brainstorming activity. The aim of the brainstorming activity is to explore the student’s current level of understanding of certain topic and also an opportunity to explore their creativity and ideas. In order to facilitate a more effective brainstorming activity, before the class, I also provide the students with some reading exercises or learning questions. This will help the students prepare themselves with some prior knowledge before coming to the class. I have discovered that, such brainstorming activity encourages the students to do prior learning and will helps to facilitate a more effective and collaborative class discussion.
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