Engagement Strategy Results on Student Participation
Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
The purpose of this study was to measure the change in student participation when a Think, Pair, Share strategy is used with and without a preceding Quick Write activity. The study was carried out in an 11th-gradesocial studies classroom over a two-week period. Participation in the Think, Pair, Share was measured by tracking the discussion duration with video recording. The results of the study indicate that using a preceding Quick Write activity does not have an impact on increasing discussion duration. In fact, the researcher observed a discussion duration decrease for the majority of students who participated the study.
The results of this research inform the teaching practice of the researcher by suggesting a preceding Quick Write does not improve the effectiveness of a Think, Pair, Share. Some students indicated that they prefer a Quick Write before a Think, Pair, Share discussion. The researcher will continue to use both engagement strategies as a way to differentiate instruction.
Vickstrom, Ben, "Engagement Strategy Results on Student Participation" (2018). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 35.