Three-Step Interview

During three-step interview, sttudents, in partners, interview each other, then report what they learn to another pair. This method helps students network with each other and develop communication skills.

Step 1: Student A questions Student B
Step 2: Student B questions Student A
Step 3: Students A and B enter a small group discussion with Students C and D

Hint: Useful as an icebreaker.

For example, after reading a scripture passage or talk, students, working in groups of two, may ask each other a short set of prepared questions on the topic that require individual interpretation, but not doctrinal speculation. Why do you think Nephi could recognize the Holy Ghost when it spoke to him? How do you think Nephi knew that the Lord would prepare a way for him to accomplish the Lord’s commands? How do you know when you feel the Spirit? How do you know that the Lord answers prayer? Next, the pair groups with another pair and discusses the same questions.

(The Basic Collaborative Learning Techniques, Supplemental Instruction, Iowa State University,

Great for: Eliciting thoughtful responses, Helping students find meaning in the scriptures, Lesson opener, Giving every person a turn, Helping shy students participate, Getting the attention of uninterested students, Reviewing a scripture story, Learning to share feelings

Class size: 4 or more students

Helps Students: SEARCH the scriptures or text, SHARE feelings, thoughts, or personal experiences

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Student Age: Any age

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