The Importance of Escape Rooms in a Classroom
In escape rooms, students are supposed to solve puzzles to realize a set goal in a limited period. Escape rooms are ideal in teaching practice for various reasons which mean that most teachers should embrace it.
Students know how to work together through the escape room plans. You can be sure of total engagement of all students in an escape room since everyone will want to share their escape plans.
Unlike the traditional teaching approach where some lessons are considered as uninteresting, the escape room plan has lessons that are of great value. Once the students are aware that they will have an escape plan to apply what they learnt from a lesson, they tend to be excited and more attentive to the lesson. Therefore, the students will tend to capture all that is taught in that particular lesson.
Since the escape room is a framework of a game, it is capable of breaking the monotony of an uninteresting lesson which enhances much student participation as well as lesson retention. In most cases, students will tend to forget some memorized definitions, but once they recall the lesson from the escape room, they can recall the keywords and visual images used to escape. That way, students are not prone to forgetting a lesson they once learnt.
All learning styles are inculcated in the escape room approach. Such styles include; reading or writing, visual-auditory, and kinesthetic learning which students tends to integrate when trying to solve the puzzles.
Furthermore, escape rooms encourages thinking outside the box. Normally, the escape room is a gradual learning process whereby simple puzzles are solved first as students move on to more complicated ones. A higher thinking ability is usually required in solving the final puzzles. A comprehensive understanding is what students require in the final steps of solving the puzzles.
Varying lessons and topics are accommodated in the escape room approach. Escape room focuses on various adventures where students apply varying topics such as spelling, interpretation and language arts and skills in a single game.
In the escape room approach, students also apply, analyze and synthesize information as opposed to the traditional approach where memorization is embraced. The approach, therefore, offers them the best chance of familiarizing with the lesson which will be very hard to forget.
In an escape room, it is not possible for a lesson to end before the students have completed their tasks.
Only a little guidance is required to keep a classroom running with the escape room.
Through the fun experienced in the escape room, learners are able to cooperate easily.