In this second round, the question can be considered in pairs before all students then move to a fresh partner for the first round of the new speed-dating activity.
= particular trategies for reflecting on key individuals The speed-dating format is designed to help students spot comparisons and contrasts between different ideas, answers or categories of information.
By enabling students to consider or research one area in depth, and then exchange their knowledge against the clock with classmates, it is an efficient means of sharing ideas and knowledge.
It works particularly well for topics where there are lots of key personalities to learn about: for example, in History this could involve a comparison of Roman Emperors, or the attitude of different types of people towards Hitler in Nazi Germany in.
Extending these unstructured networking periods provides one way to improve these events.
But another, underutilized means for strengthening them is by carefully integrating structured networking periods into the conference schedule.