In a team discussion the participants are divided into small teams. This ensures that everyone will have the opportunity to play an active role in the discussion. Using the materials and topics provided, the teams discuss facts, the contexts surrounding them, and different perspectives. This approach allows learners to benefit from each other’s knowledge and to close their individual knowledge gaps. Team discussions also encourage learners to consider topics from another’s point of view, helping them prepare for situations they will be faced with in their everyday work.
Poster discussions have learners work together to label a diagram or fill in blanks, thereby stimulating conversation. Once the posters are filled in, the results of the different teams are compared and evaluated in a discussion involving all teams and participants.
Scientific games aim to engage learners and help them apply their knowledge. They help learners memorize and connect facts, and to contextualize their learning. Scientific games can be implemented as simple PowerPoint activities, as highly interactive online applications, or as board games.