ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 19Think-Pair-Share

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Description and Purpose

In Think-Pair-Share, the instructor develops and poses a question and gives students a few minutes to think about a response individually. The instructor then asks students to pair up with another student before sharing the information with the class.

The Think component requires students to stop and reflect before speaking, thus giving them an opportunity to collect and organize their thoughts before sharing with a larger group. The Pair and Share components encourage learners to compare and contrast their understandings with those of another and to rehearse their response ...

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