Think share pair

Discussion and vizualisation activity to promote co-operation and team work skills

Aim: to develop the students’ critical thinking and cooperation skills.

“Think – pair – share!” is a cooperative learning strategy that shows the way how, for example, adults work in teams to achieve common goals: everyone comes with his/her ideas and then they work together to combine these ideas.

The strategy “Think – pair – share!” encourages each student, even the shyest, to participate. This improves the atmosphere in the classroom and helps students to get to know their peers. Besides, “Think – pair – share!” is an effective tool to stimulate discussions, to improve students’ social skills and to promote students’ speaking and listening skills. When pairs share their ideas, everyone learns from his/her partner.

Target group: students of all age groups

Piloted at Riga Secondary school number 64

How this resource relates to Shaping Characters objectives

  • Attitudes and attributes
  • Education techniques
  • Motivation and resilience

Actual outcomes

► improved cooperation skills,
► achieved different perspectives on different themes,
► acquired new knowledge,
► improved speaking and listening skills.

Resources required

The worksheet “Think – pair – share!”

How was it funded?

Through core education funding

Time needed

Short preparation time – one hour.

20 minutes minimum delivery, can be extended.

How was or could the project be sustained?

Within a whole school character education programme

Links to related resource files

Contact information

ilze.spunde@riga.lv