Think-Pair-Share combines individual and cooperative learning in three phases. In the first phase, the students work alone with limited time. In the second phase, they discuss and compare their results in the group for a given time before presenting their results to the class in the third phase.
Can be digital and non-digital. For digital, e.g. WiKi, Etherpad, Mindmapping tools
Both, complex and less extensive topics can be worked out. A common scenario for Think-Pair-Share is to divide one large class of students into several groups of usually 4-10 students to work on e.g. a marketing strategy. First, each student has to work on a certain topic by him-/herself independently, e.g. one evaluates the competitors, the next does research on cultural environment, the third works on a SWOT analysis etc. The group then discusses all findings, evaluations etc. and presents their proposal for a marketing strategy, based on their individual and strategy and collaborative work. The “limited time” for this can vary from one session only to several weeks or the entire semester, depending on the complexity.
Besides the direct assessment, mostly in the form of feedback within the group, different methods can be chosen, e.g.: (formal/digitally supported)
Our Project Objective
eLene4Life supports curriculum innovation in higher education (HE) through the development of active learning approaches for transversal skills, with the ultimate aim of improving students’ employability.
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This project No. 2018-1-FR01-KA203-047829 has been funded by Erasmus + programme of the European Union.