Authentic Learning Strategy:
Helping Learners Teach Each Other
Leverage cooperative learning strategies in which learners teach each other something. In these learning experiences, each learner has a unique piece of information that they share with a group. This helps teach collaboration skills, especially active listening and asking questions.
Gain inspiration from authentic examples of this strategy shared by teachers who have used them with their learners.
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Students in the jigsaw method share their thinking with others focused on a specific topic or based on a specific source they reviewed. Then, groups mix up with a representative from each expert group sharing their thinking in a collaborative group, so all learners walk away with a shared understanding of all of the topics.
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