ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUE 273-2-1

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Description and Purpose

In the 3-2-1 technique, students write about three things they learned in the lecture, two things they found particularly interesting in the lecture, and one question they still have about the lecture. This technique provides students with an opportunity to summarize, evaluate, and question key ideas and information. It is an effective approach for having students consolidate and reformulate information they have just received in a lecture.

Being able to summarize key points from a lecture is a sign of effective listening, and a 3-2-1 activity provides a scaffold for helping students ...

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