Guideline Three | Fun

3. Activities that are interesting and challenging, but which also create opportunities for students to have fun, can enhance the learning experience.

In a Student Survey at a large university, the five key words most commonly used by students to characterise good teaching were "interesting," "challenging," "enthusiastic," "fun," and "relevant."

"Learning should be pleasurable. There is no rule against hard work being fun." Ramsden, P. 1992, Learning to Teach in Higher Education, Routledge, London, p. 102.

One study of student boredom suggested that almost 60% of students find at least half their lectures boring, with about 30% claiming to find most or all of their lectures boring.

 

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