Campfire Talk - Unsupervised intervision game
What is it?
Campfire Talk is a peer to peer intervision without the need for a moderator. Developed using serious gaming methods and ludodidactics, this Campfire Talk creates an inviting and safe atmosphere in which students share difficult issues they experience during their graduation and the emotions experienced herein. Together they explore the issue, look at it from multiple perspectives, search for underlying patterns or associated matters. At the end of the game first steps are formulated to navigate this issue. Students experience a sense of relief that they are not the only one struggling, feel empowered to take ownership and learn from experiences of others. Next to that, they practise conversation skills and empathy.
How does it work?
Put around 5 students (min. 4 - max 7) together with the game material and after opening up the game board, they just need to follow the steps.
The game material is either in a more tangible version available or in a downloadable version that can be printed.
Bringing Campfire Talk to the classroom
- Do you supervise students in a graduation project and feel reluctant to talk about issues that are more on the process of graduation or even personal?
- Do you see students struggling during their graduation project?
- Do you feel that students could learn more from each other but they never seem to understand that?
Set up a Campfire with your students!
Direct implementation (for graduating masters students)
- Get in touch to receive the printable version of this game
- Get in touch to make an appointment for de 'deluxe' version of this game
Implentation for other groups?
- This Intervision game can be used for other groups as well, for example lecturers, Phd's, supervisors etc etc. In co-creation with you we personalize this prototype to fit your group.
"Talking and sharing with people feels better" (student)
"I'm not alone and there are people who understand me. It is not as hard to talk about issues as I previously thought" (student)
"Powerful tool to let students discuss relevant issues. This helps them, but me as well" (supervising professor)
This Campfire Talk intervision game was supported by a Comenuis teaching fellow grant.