The Value of Rapport

June 19, 2024 Vernee Samuel 0

A ‘Common Ground’ post What is it? The Oxford Learners Dictionary defines rapport as “a friendly relationship in which people understand each other very well”. Academic research on rapport in a classroom setting is a […]

Close up of two raised hands in an audience

Everyone raise your hand

February 2, 2022 Mira Vogel 0

Authored by Dr Darren Harvey, Lecturer in Law (Education), Dickson Poon School of Law. What is it? A question is posed by the person leading the teaching session, who then instructs everybody participating in the […]

Using Icebreakers to Build Rapport

August 23, 2021 Vernee Samuel 0

A ‘Common Ground’ post. What is it? Icebreakers and re-energisers are short activities designed to ‘break the ice’ between participants by building connections or breaking down barriers. Why do it? Research indicates that improving rapport […]

Concentric circles discussion

Concentric circles

May 5, 2019 Mira Vogel 0

What is it? A discussion prompt is given. Equal numbers of students in two concentric circles rotate every two minutes so they have the chance to meet and talk with everyone in the circle. Why […]