Education research: think-pair-share flashcards

Astronomy 210 (introductory astronomy) students at Cuesta College answer questions on a syllabus quiz on the first day of class, after being coached on how to use flashcards in a think-(pair)-share methodology (discussed in a previous post).

Result of asking the students to think about the question, fold their flashcards, and then to hold them up at the count of three.

Due to the lack of consensus, students were told to find someone else in the class who had a different answer, and to convince that person why they chose their answer (and why they think it is correct). After this second cycle, students apparently reached a consensus.

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