Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Zombie Apocalypse Class - Could you Survive?
Teachers often come up with innovative ways to engage learning, the example from the University of Michigan was a breath of fresh air. A choice of a test or setting up a zombie apocalypse, it was literally a 'No-Brainer'.
The Epidemiology class, which is the study of patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions amongst defined populations, had to run this test apocalypse to help them pass a class based around survival preparation. There was some great examples of zombie outfits on show, but the real test was to understand all the elements needed should this type of outbreak occur.
This may all sound like a bit of a fun jolly, but in the real world there is often disasters both health related and otherwise, which require you to prepare. Zombies have gotten a lot of press, in no small part to the huge increase in television and film media, meaning the backdrop for this test was both fun and engaging.
So if your a teacher or a student, why not think up something this engaging to do. There are many different aspects to survival preparation, often applicable across a myriad of different situations. Remember survival preparedness does not have to be dull or boring, it can be fun and engaging!