Session Type

Short and Tweet

Room

PAB 106

Start Date

9-7-2013 2:00 PM

Keywords

peer learning, lecture, large classes, think-pair-share

Primary Threads

Teaching and Learning Science

Abstract

There are many strategies for increasing student engagement. One method that is called "think-pair-share", where students are invited to think about a problem (think), then discuss it with their neighbours (pair), and finally present their solution to the instructor and the rest of the class (share). We have adapted this strategy for use with large chemistry lectures (intro and organic), where the method is throughout the class lecture. Therefore, there is less listening to the course instructor and more time engaged in peer-learning. This presentation will describe this method for increasing engagement in large classes.

Media Format

flash_audio


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Jul 9th, 2:00 PM

Give them time to think: more learning with less listening

PAB 106

There are many strategies for increasing student engagement. One method that is called "think-pair-share", where students are invited to think about a problem (think), then discuss it with their neighbours (pair), and finally present their solution to the instructor and the rest of the class (share). We have adapted this strategy for use with large chemistry lectures (intro and organic), where the method is throughout the class lecture. Therefore, there is less listening to the course instructor and more time engaged in peer-learning. This presentation will describe this method for increasing engagement in large classes.