But with more thought, you realize the purpose of speed dating is getting to know a large number of people in a short amount of time.
This enabled students to identify and subsequently ‘fill’ any knowledge gaps that they may still have had.
The conversations between students demonstrated their understanding of their question and by the end of the lesson their knowledge of all of the topics had improved quite dramatically.
It made a nice change for them to learn from each other in quite an informal manner and getting them to walk around after small bursts of learning rather than sitting for a prolonged period behind a desk!
The time was controlled via a stopwatch application on the internet and shown on the board with a buzzer sound signifying the end of the learning ‘date’.
In total they had 6 speed dates (so each of the other questions was covered).
Another fun element is to have a treat at each table, or a little piece of the meal or refreshments.