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Think-Pair-Share is a collaborative teaching strategy used for a group of students to enable them to form their individual ideas, discuses and share with the others in-group.
When to use Think-Pair-Share?
It should be used before reading or teaching a concept and should be preferably done in small groups.
How to use Think-Pair-Share?
In Think-Pair-Share strategy the teacher acts as a facilitator, where he/she poses a question or a problem to the students. The students are given sufficient time to think and gather their thoughts, after which the teacher asks them to pair themselves and share their thoughts with each other.
As the students begin to share their thoughts and views, each learns to see the different perspective of thinking among their peers. By doing so the students learning is enhanced by the formation and articulation of an idea. This also enables the children to have clarity of thought and have the ability to communicate their thoughts and ideas to another student.
If time is permitted the paired students can share their thought with an other paired students and teachers can ask one or two pairs to share their ideas with entire class.
Why to use Think-Pair-Share?
Think-Pair-Share helps the student to understand the concept of the given topic, develop ability to filter the information and formulate an idea or thought, draw conclusion. The most important aspect of the Think-Pair-Share is the students will develop the ability to consider and appreciate the different viewpoints of his/her peers.
Advantages of Think-Pair-Share.
· It is easy to prepare and takes only a small amount of time to perform in class.
· The interaction with students at personal level will motivate those students who may not be generally interested in the topic.
· Different kinds and levels of questions can be asked from lower order to higher order thinking questions.
· Teacher can understand the different thought processes of the students while listening to the pairs and when the students share their view at the end.