Why do I use a Three Step Interview?

The Three Step Interview is a cooperative strategy that allows students to practice active listening skills.  It also fosters the personalization of their learning and appreciation of the ideas and thinking of others.  It promotes comprehension and supports important social skills such as empathy and respect for others’ perspectives.

How do I use a Three Step Interview?

Students work in groups of three.  One is the interviewer, one is the interviewee. and the third student is the recorder.  The interviewer practices active listening while the interviewee shares their comments and thoughts.  The recorder paraphrasing key points and significant details.  Student then trade roles and repeat the interview process.

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