ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 6Sentence Stem Predictions

Complexity involved in  
Planning MODERATE
Developing Materials MODERATE
Implementing in Class LOW

Description and Purpose

In this technique, the professor presents a partial sentence that is structured to prompt students to predict select aspects of the upcoming lecture. The professor may use several stems throughout the lecture to guide student prediction making. To make logical predictions prior to receiving new information, students must use information from previous lectures and their prior knowledge. Although students often enjoy what they see as a guessing activity, predicting requires moving beyond guessing and instead involves previewing the lecture content to anticipate ...

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