Next week I have to teach a class of English as a second language college students a lesson on the brain. The text book I have to use is a little dry and the college allows me to come up with my own lessons as long as I stick the the general subject. I figured I'd spice things up with a few games to show off cognitive biases and the that sort of thing. So far I've decided to hold a dollar auction
, teach a little about confirmation bias
and perhaps play a few games based around Prisoners Dilemma but I was wondering if any of you have heard of anything that might work well.
My students have a reasonable amount of English and I can use PowerPoint to explain anything tricky so I just want to see if anyone had some better ideas. Anything that will allow the class to split off into groups or pairs and have to talk to each other is especially good but anything which I can then use as a jumping off point to ask for real life examples will be useful.