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Roundtable

Pose a question.
In smaller classes have one student per group write a quick answer, then pass the paper to every other group member, each person adds to the comments/notes
Ask groups to share with larger group their collected answers

How?

  1. Ask a question

  2. Students work in groups to each contribute an answer or response

  3. Collected answers shared with class

Alternative For Large Lecture Classes:

  1. Have every student write down a quick answer/response on a sheet of paper

  2. Instruct all student to pass their paper to the person to their right (or left)

  3. Can run through 2-3 exchanges. With each exchange all students add to the piece of paper they currently have

  4. Ask individuals to share several answers from the piece of paper they ended up with

Resources

Roundtable As Cooperative Learning Technique by Prof. Jette Stenlev, Ph.D and Prof Peter Siemund, Ph.D

Basic Active Learning Strategies from the University of Minnesota

Research

Active learning techniques such as Roundtable discussions help students’ access prior knowledge:

Popescu, D. (2015). Active Learning in the University Teaching Environment. Analele Universitatii "Constantin Brancusi" Din Targu Jiu.Serie Litere Si Stiinte Sociale, (2), 44-49. Retrieved from: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1747343614?accountid=10267

Benefits of Active Learning Think-Pair-Share Galery Walk Online Discussions Just in Time Teaching

Benefits of Active Learning

Think-Pair-Share

Gallery Walk

Online Discussions

Just in Time Teaching

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