NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ888827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Using Jenga[R] to Teach System Theory
Docan, Tony
Communication Teacher, v20 n1 p11-13 Jan 2006
System theory, which attests that any change in one component of a system will change other components, is fundamental to the communication discipline. Students are often provided with verbal metaphors (e.g., the machine metaphor) when learning about this theory but many times are not shown its complexity in an engaging manner. Additionally, teachers are rarely able to facilitate student learning by using various learning styles when discussing a single concept or idea. This classroom activity using Jenga[R], a wooden block-building game, is meant to aid students' learning of system theory through the use of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic means. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A