Training Activities and Games

27. Helping self-help groups. People who have special needs, expertise, problems, or experiences organize themselves into self-help groups. Instead of just talking to each other in an informal fashion, we can use training activities to provide useful structure and increase the effectiveness of interaction in these groups.

28. Higher levels of thinking. While games are obviously useful in providing drill practice and helping the students to memorize basic facts, they are also useful in higher level thinking such as critical thinking, evaluation, synthesis, problem solving, and flexible thinking. New structures for the flow of games and for awarding score points enable us to require and reward these types of thinking.