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ERIC Number: ED155581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Classroom De-Gamer.
Stapleton, Richard J.
Teachers calling on students to answer questions in class regarding homework assignments and general knowledge frequently invoke the Drama Triangle (Karpman, 1968). Many of these questions automatically put the teacher in the Persecutor or Rescuer role and students in the Victim role. Retaliatory transactions by students often put the teacher in the Victim role and students in the Persecutor role. The players switch about the Drama Triangle as the games are played. One way to end the game-playing involves the Classroom De-Gamer. This is a teacher-invented device which randomizes the question-and-answer process. The device consists of a "spinner" which lands on a number from 1-30. Students have been preassigned corresponding numbers, and the person on whose number the pointer lands must answer the question. All questions can be presented in advance if desired. The device has proved highly successful in the classes of its teacher/inventor. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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