This collaborative learning strategy has three stages.
- The students should be given a question, concept, or problem and then encouraged to think about it alone for a (short) designated time period.
- Then, they pair with another student and discuss what they found individually for an additional time period.
- Lastly, the pairs join the large group and discuss(share) their conclusions as a whole.
This strategy was first proposed by Frank Lyman of the University of Maryland in 1981 (according to wikipedia, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think-pair-share)
- Santa C.M., Havens, L.T. & Valdes B.J., (2004). Project Criss - Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies. Helping teachers teach and learners learn. Third Edition. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Dubuque, Iowa)