Contemporary Issues Journal

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Students look for recent events or developments in the real world that are related to their coursework, then analyze these current affairs to identify the connections to course material in entries that they write in a journal.

Analytic Teams

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In Analytic Teams, each team member assumes a different role with specific responsibilities to perform while listening to a lecture or watching a video.

Three-Minute Message

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3-Minute Messages are modeled on the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) academic competition, in which students have three minutes to present a compelling argument and to support it with convincing details and examples.

Test-Taking Teams

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In Test-Taking Teams, students work in groups to prepare for a test. They then take the test, first individually and next as a group.

Role Play

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A Role Play is a created situation in which students deliberately act out or assume characters or identities they would not normally assume.

Case Studies

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With Case Studies, student teams review a real-life problem scenario in depth. Team members apply course concepts to identify and evaluate alternative approaches to solving the problem.

Triple Jump

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A Triple-Jump is a three-step technique that requires students to think through and attempt to solve a real-world problem.

Variations

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In Variations, students create an altered version of the original, such as rewriting the ending of a story or imagining the consequences of a changed event in history.

Online Resource Scavenger Hunt

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In an Online Resource Scavenger Hunt, students use the Internet to engage in fact-finding and information processing exercises using instructor-specified library and Internet sources.

Think-Pair-Share

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In a Think-Pair-Share, the instructor poses a question, gives students a few minutes to think about a response, and then asks students to share their ideas with a partner. Hence Think-Pair-Share.