Escape rooms have been gaining popularity in recent years, as they offer unique problem-solving and team building opportunities. The use of these kinds of activities in educational contexts is now recognised and they are being developed into engaging pedagogies, allowing participants to gain new knowledge in exciting ways that break from traditional teaching methods.
The free Designing Educational Escape Rooms for HE event draws on the works of Andrew Walsh, a University and National Teaching Fellow, who has written a book about Making Escape Rooms for Educational Purposes. He specialises in researching and writing about the incorporation of games and play in adult learning.
Date: 19 March 2019
Location: University of Surrey, 388 Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7XH
The first part of this event will explore the use of Walsh’s book and help participants understand the pedagogy behind educational escape rooms. The second part will focus on solving puzzles and gaining knowledge of this specific kind of activity. The final part will then consider how escape rooms can be applied to attendees’ own teaching environments and how this can positively impact the learning experience of their students.
The specific room location will be sent to attendees ahead of the event.