Share Paper: The Quickfire Challenge Workshop: How to fail fast & learn while having fun

  1. Leigh Wolf, Michigan State University, United States
  2. Candace Marcotte, Michigan State University, United States
  3. Michael Kosko, Chicago Public Schools, United States
Wednesday, March 28 1:45 PM-2:45 PM Edison Ballroom D

Abstract: Inspired by reality TV cooking shows, the “Quickfire Challenge” is an educational tool created as an activity in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program at Michigan State University (Wolf, 2009) Over the past 8 years the Quickfire Challenge has been a core of the student learning experience Having theoretical underpinnings in Mezirow’s Transformative Learning Theory (1991), the Quickfire Challenge is structured to create a (gently) disorienting experience which challenges traditional forms of professional development models Quickfire Challenges are carefully crafted to impose time constraints, give specific, yet vague directions, embed tangible outcomes, all the while keeping learning at ...