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Learning Cells

To engage students in thinking about the content, encourage them to generate thought provoking questions and check for understanding.


  1. Students develop a list of questions & answers over course material
  2. Form pairs
  3. Student A asks the first question and student B answers
  4. Student A offers corrections, clarification, additional info if needed
  5. Student B asks next question and student A answers
  6. Process continues until all questions are answered.

Encourage students to ask more open ended questions and to vary the types of questions.


  • EF Barkley, KP Cross, CH Major (2014). Collaborative learning techniques: A handbook for college faculty, John Wiley & Sons