Dealing with Distractions 2

Media Type: Document, Handout(s)
Resource Duration: 15 minutes
Tuition Type: Group
Number of downloads: 86

This activity is included in the LearnHigher workshop, Get started and keep going. It can also be run as a standalone activity or embedded in subject teaching.

The activity

Dealing with distractions: working out some possible solutions

Working in small groups:

  • List three things on a post-it that distract you from study.
  • Hand these round the rest of the class, passing them on until do not know who has your list.
  • Discuss ways of dealing with the distractions listed in your group, then share with the whole groups

Our research has shown that students prioritise advice from their peers. Getting students to share with the whole group offers the presenter a chance to comment on peer-led strategies. Passing the post-its on several times ensures anonymity, and adds humour and informality.


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Learning Outcomes

This is a resource includes tips and an idea for a peer-group activity which aims to help students find solutions for any work distractions.

Additional Resource Information

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Institution(s): LearnHigher

Published: 04/01/2012

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