The Breakout Box … a portable problem-solving pedagogy package!

Trent Tucker | University of Guelph

Workshop | Tuesday, May 7 at 10:45 am – 12:00 pm | LIB 305

In an escape room, teams work against the clock to solve puzzles related to a particular narrative and escape that physical space. A Breakout Box is a miniature “flipped” escape room-like experience — teams of students work to solve course/content problems/puzzles to reveal a locked box’s contents. This activity is workable across various disciplines and class sizes. The post-experience debrief provides insight into teamwork processes — did everyone participate? Were all ideas heard? In this workshop we’ll do a hands-on Breakout then develop and test approaches for participant’s disciplines.