This weeks best lesson idea comes from Veryan in the Geography department. She says…
I use this simple idea in both Geography and ESS (Environmental Systems and Societies) to exemplify how unknown units can be made clearer by putting them into terms that the audience will understand. This is used as a precursor to a lesson on geological time scales, a concept that humans in general find difficult to understand unless it is translated into a concept such as a persons life span or a 24 hour clock (to name two actual examples)
I wonder how other department areas could use this idea to introduce and explain complex ideas in easy to understand ways..feel free to forward any ideas you develop.
Thanks again to Veryan for sharing.