This activity is also known as IGP, Individual-Group-Plenary.
Instructors pose a question, students first THINK to themselves prior to being instructed to discuss their response with a person sitting near them (PAIR). Finally, the groups SHARE out what they discussed with their partner to the entire class and discussion continues. Students get time to think critically, creating a learning environment that encourages high quality responses (Rowe, 1972).
- In this twist on think-pair-share, pose an open-ended question to your class and ask students to come up with their best answer.
- Next, pair learners up and get them to agree on a response.
- Get two pairs together, and the foursome needs to do the same thing.
- Continue until half the group goes head to head with the other half.
- If your students are online, breakout rooms in your conferencing software let you do the same thing virtually.