Steps for using the method in class: Outcomes of such an activity include: students become more conversational with their topics, students become more conversational with their classmates (on academic topics), an increased probability of connection with others and their learning, foster a more robust ‘thinking’ process with their own work and every voice is heard.
There aren’t too many downsides to this type of activity, in my experience.
If you are familiar with American culture, odds are you have heard of something called “speed dating”, a matchmaking event where people have the opportunity to have several short dates in one session.
In the end of each event, participants let the organizers know who are the people they would like to get to know better.
If there is a match, the organizers give the participants the other person’s contact information.
4th player gets to ask 3 questions, and each of the others answers it.
Billed as 'speed dating without the talking', Shhh Dating nights launched in London earlier this year and (ironically) word of mouth has seen them spread so fast across the capital that organisers are looking to expand them across the UK.'We often use small talk, alcohol and other distractions to avoid seeing or showing ourselves properly,' explains founder Adam Taffler, who has good reason to boast of his nights' success rates: he met his own girlfriend at one.