Reconsidering the Share of a Think–Pair–Share

The utility of the “share” component in the popular Think-Pair-Share active learning strategy is explored in this month’s Interesting Read. In their consideration, the authors first identify and challenge common assumptions underlying its use, using evidence and recent research. They then offer modifications and alternatives to the share that help to promote equity and inclusion, such as structured share strategies and ways to synthesize students ideas.


Cooper, K.M., Schinske, J.N., Tanner, K.D. (2021). Reconsidering the Share of a Think–Pair–Share: Emerging Limitations, Alternatives, and Opportunities for Research. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 20:1

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