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“Passing the Parcel” Game in a broken lecture: a classroom strategy

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Satheesha Nayak ,

Manipal University, International Centre for Health Sciences, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka State, 576104, IN
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Department of Anatomy, Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus)
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K. V. Soumya

Manipal University, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka State, 576104, IN
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Manipal Institute of Technology

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Abstract

Lecture method is a popular method of imparting knowledge. Long lectures may be boring and sleep inducing. We tried a simple strategy to keep the students awake and alert during lecture classes. One hour lecture class was broken into four segments and a “passing the parcel” game was incorporated in between the four segments of the lecture. In this activity, the most important points of the day’s lecture were told by the lecturer to the students sitting in two corners of the class and the students were asked to tell it to the next student. Passing of the information continued till it reached everyone in the class. The positive feedback by the students indicated that they enjoyed these lectures. The exam scores of the questions related to the information passed from one student to the other were significantly higher compared to the scores of questions on other topics.
How to Cite: Nayak, S. and Soumya, K.V., 2012. “Passing the Parcel” Game in a broken lecture: a classroom strategy. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 6(2), pp.56–57. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v6i2.173
Published on 29 Dec 2012.

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