Law enforcement studies (LESD) students –as a group — are usually NOT keen to read. Indeed, finding ways for LESD to share the reading duties has been a major focus for me in the classroom. I have been developing “reading sprees” in various forms as a way to parce up the necessary reading into bite-sized pieces.
Our first reading spree in the term is an activity, How to study like a rock star. Here is the PDF instructions for how to work as a team to study an article, Pruegger, V. (2011). Communicating from the Margins: Exploring intercultural communication. In B. Perry (Ed.) Diversity, Crime, and Justice in Canada. London: Oxford University Press. pp. 311 – 329.
Here are the steps for the activity.
- Write down all text headliners.
- Read text and fill in the gaps with detailed notes
- Write three practice multiple choice questions about your team’s section of the text.
- Vote. Your team votes on which three questions to use to “test” the other teams.
- Give your team’s “test” (3 questions) to another team.
- Take test. All team’s take improv “tests” — all members vote on answers.
- Mark others’ tests. Your team marks other team’s answers on your “test”: Correct or incorrect?
Here is the PDF with instructions for this activity: