A Post-Test Analysis is a two-stage process that is divided into several steps designed to help students develop greater awareness of their test-preparing and test-taking skills.
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.
A Role Play is a created situation in which students deliberately act out or assume characters or identities they would not normally assume.
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.
A Triple-Jump is a three-step technique that requires students to think through and attempt to solve a real-world problem.
In Dyadic Essays, students: 1). complete a content unit, identify a central question, and draft an answer to that question, 2). exchange questions with a peer and prepare responses, and 3). pairs read and compare the model and in-class answers.
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.
In Dyadic Interviews, student pairs take turns asking each other questions that tap into values, attitudes, beliefs, and prior experiences that are relevant to course content or learning goals.
An Advance Organizer is a tool that professors can present to students prior to a lecture to help them structure the information they are about to learn.
When using IRA’s, students complete a written response to a reading assignment that includes three components: 1) Insights, 2) Resources, and 3) Application.