ACC, Ontario Tech instructors collaborate on ludic learning

May 12, 2021
Ontario Tech University Associate Professor Dr Sharon Lauricella and Assiniboine Community College Instructor Dr T Keith Edwards collaborated over the past year on ludic pedagogy and how instructors can bring play and fun into the classroom. Lauricella and Edwards define the four pillars of a pedagogical model – fun, play, playfulness, and humour – which can be used to create a positive learning environment without sacrificing rigour. Among other benefits, the instructors found that the model helped to improve cohesion among students, develop a rapport between students and faculty, and create an atmosphere that fostered increased learning. They discuss some of the potential challenges to the model, and assert that there is a “huge opportunity” for cultural change if faculty apply this form of pedagogy to their classrooms. Teach Online (National)