Next Level Learning
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Activities with the card game

Ideas for Activities

On the back of the box, you see suggestions for working through the cards or categories. Here, we have added a few ideas to inspire engaging conversations around your courses and the online environment.

Select a Focus as a Team: 1-2-All Activity

  1. Spread out the topics on tables around the room.
  2. First, have each individual team member ‘vote’ for two or three most important areas of focus by placing Post-its under the topics.
  3. When everyone is done, remove topics that have minimal number of votes.
  4. Remove the initial votes.
  5. In pairs, have team members walk around again and discuss the remaining topics. This round, the partners must agree on one topic on which to place their vote.
  6. Finally, as a whole group, take the 1-4 topics with the most votes and decide how you want to continue. Will you form groups for coming up with ideas and examples for each category or choose one topic for the whole team to focus on? Will you leave all topics open and ask for best practices from each topic in the next meeting?

Highlighting Best Practices

  1. Choose a category as a team focus.
  2. Go through the cards and try to find teachers with the best examples in their courses.
  3. In the next meeting, have those teachers show their course and their thinking around the topic.
  4. As a group, brainstorm how to incorporate that into other courses or how to extend or improve the practice. Make a date for improvements and share tips and progress at the next meeting.

Appreciative Interview

  1. Form groups of three and give each person a role: the storyteller, the interviewer and the observer.
  2. Spread the topics out on a table in front of the group.
  3. The storytellers choose a topic with which they have had a valuable or successful experience.
  4. The storyteller shares a personal story of approximately 7 minutes this experience in which the topic is central.
  5. The interviewer assists the storyteller to highlight and unpack interesting points. The interviewer asks questions such as “What made it really work?” and “Why was that important?”
  6. The observer does not participate in the conversation and story, but analyzes the conversation. Ultimately, the observer names the factors that have led to successful and positive impact. Afterwards, the observer shares these take-aways in about 3 minutes.
  7. Change roles in your trio and repeat steps 3 to 6.

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