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Think-Pair-Share

Think- Ask a planned question, students think

Pair- Students pair-off to discuss

Share- Instructor asks pairs to share with the whole class

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Video: How To Do A Think Pair Share - TeachLikeThis

Research

Improve critical thinking scores and maintain high engagement levels in the classroom:

Kothiyal, A., Murthy, S., & Iyer, S. (2014). Think-pair-share in a Large CS1 Class: Does Learning Really Happen? In Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Innovation & Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 51–56). New York, NY, USA: ACM. http://doi.org/10.1145/2591708.2591739

Effectively promote understanding of a new topic:

Smith, M., Wood, W., Adams, W., Wieman, C., Knight, J., Guild, N., & Su, T. (2009). Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions. Science, 323(5910), 122-124. Retrieved from: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20177137

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