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Dyadic Interviews
Essential Characteristics:   Pages:
Primary Mode Collaborative 305-309
Activity Focus Discussing
Duration of Activity Single Session
Online Transferability High
Description and Purpose

Student pairs take turns interviewing each other, asking questions that address individual values, attitudes, beliefs, and prior experience as these relate to course content or learning goals.

Using questions that draw out students' experience and knowledge from outside of class can help engage students by validating their existing expertise and by bridging the gap between the academic and the real worlds. Interviews require the interviewee to express their individual thoughts and feelings, and because students are more likely to say what they truly think, feel, or believe to a single peer than they are to a group, this activity encourages them to make a high degree of personal commitment to the learning task.

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