Integrating the Elements of Entertainment and Education

Entertainment optimizes an individual’s tendency to learn. It puts people in a good mood that is conducive for learning and having new experiences. Most students find education boring because it is devoid of the elements of entertainment. The quality of education and its effectiveness can be enhanced by integrating entertainment into it. This article discusses proven ways and strategies that can make education more enjoyable and entertaining for the students so that they learn better.

Classroom Activities That Promote Social Skills

The typical idea of a classroom most students have is that they will have to sit on their chairs, watching the professor give the lecture on the stage. Since a teacher has to demonstrate the concepts to all students, he/she cannot give individualized attention that is required to keep the learners active and attentive. As a result, students start losing engagement and interest. They either involve themselves in trivial activities or feel overcome with drowsiness and sleep.

This imparts a need for the teachers to take steps to retain the interest and attentiveness of students at all times. Luckily, they can get help from the students. Group activities in class are an effective way of revising the interest and engagement of students and making them learn new concepts. Teachers should create groups of children and assign them activities. Different kinds of activities can be created customized to the nature and theme of a subject.

Examples of an Entertaining Classroom Activity

Let’s take an English class, for example, where students are learning about Shakespeare’s plays and are reading Romeo and Juliet. A teacher can foster a better understanding of the psychology of the various characters of the play by making children perform the acts on stage. As students perform the roles of hero, heroine, and villain, they understand how different characters interact with each other, comprehend their unique goals and desires, and the psychology behind their distinct acts and dialogues.

Teachers can also hold contests wherein students try to outperform the