In this "murder mystery" activity, a beloved professor has been murdered in his mansion. The students have to take on the roles of different characters and, using Portuguese past verb tenses and relevant vocabulary, solve the mystery.
This Statistics 100 project has students develop an interesting question and analyze it with either an existing dataset or an original study. Students create a poster and display their results in a setting that approximates an academic conference.
In Soc 43: Social Interaction, students design and act out interactional scenes to help them understand the concepts learned that week. Generally the students are divided into pairs or groups of three for these acting "games," which vary from week to week.
Professor McCarthy's class has student "provocations" in discussion sections each week. Students have to provoke the discussion in some way (debate, video analysis, commentary from contemporary news linked to week's readings, etc.) Students are paired before section to plan the provocation and how they would moderate the debate/discussion. They also meet as a pair with their TF. In class, they moderate the discussion/debate, often involving audio-video materials.