Enhancing the Excitement and Learning Retention in the Classroom: The Power of Magic

Walter J. Wheatley

Abstract


The basic differences between good education and excellent education is the dynamism of the instructor and exciting materials. This paper is designed to introduce educators to one of those materials. While not totally novel and unique, magic activities are becoming more and more widely utilized to enhance the excitement and learning retention of the education process. The main focus of this paper is to present several magic effects that can be performed with little or no magic training. They can also be easily customized to be utilized as icebreakers and/or energizers, or used as complete interactive exercises to enhance the management education process. The old proverb that Na lesson taught with an entertaining facet is a lesson retained†is still alive and well.

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