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An excellent resource for developing exercises and activities (and ice
breakers) is ACTIVE TRAINING:  A HANDBOOK OF TECHNIQUES, DESIGNS, CASE
EXAMPLES, AND TIPS by Melvin L. Silberman.  It is published by Lexington
Books, an imprint of Macmillan.  The ISBN is 0-669-24262-4.  Although his
purpose with this book is beyond the classroom to the trainers out there in
the corporate world, he has lots of good information that is certainly
relevent for the college and university environment.
 
Silberman was brought to Rutgers by our Teaching Excellence Center to lead
workshops for faculty on fostering active learning in the classroom, and he
received rave reviews!  Table of contents includes:
        assessing the training group
        developing active training objectives
        creating opening exercises
        finding alternative methods to lecturing
        using experiential learning approaches
        designing active training activities
        sequencing active training activities
        giving presentations and leading discussions
        facilitating structured activities, etc.
 
Karen G. Smith, University Director
Learning Resource Centers
Rutgers University
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