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.

Jigsaw

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In Jigsaw, students work in small groups to develop knowledge about a given topic before teaching what they have learned to another group.

Group Grid

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In Group Grid, group members are given pieces of information and asked to place them in the blank cells of a grid according to category rubrics, which helps them clarify conceptual categories and develop sorting skills.

Team Jeopardy

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Team Jeopardy is a game in which student teams take turns selecting a square from a grid that is organized vertically by category and horizontally by difficulty. Each square shows the number of points the team can earn if they answer a question correctly, and more challenging questions have the potential to earn more points. Download example slides here: Google …

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.

Quick Write

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Quick Write is a learning assessment technique where learners respond to an open-ended prompt.

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.

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.

Teaching Technique 38 - Affinity Grouping

Affinity Grouping

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In Affinity Grouping, individual students generate ideas and identify common themes. Then, students form groups to sort and organize the ideas accordingly.

Technique #44 - Fishbowl

Fishbowl

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In Fishbowl, students form concentric circles with a small group inside and a larger group outside. Students in the inner circle engage in an in-depth discussion, while students in the outer circle listen and critique content, logic, and group interaction.