Your starter for 10: could a game show format work at university?

“Educators, are you ready? Hands on your buzzers. Here we go with our first starter for 10: Do television quiz-show formats offer a useful tool for teaching? Anyone? Well, OK, it was a bit of a tricky one. But the correct answer is yes, or so says at least one international institution of higher education. Some British universities, already under fire for dumbing down, may be wary of the idea. Others may be susceptible to the showbiz appeal of a bit of classroom University Challenge …” (more)

[David Cohen, Guardian, 24 October]

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