The 3-2-1 is a quick reflective activity that encourages students to reflect on a course experience and organize their thoughts and identify areas of confusion or concern.
Why would you use it?
The 3-2-1 can be a helpful tool for getting students to organize their thoughts, and promote reflection and metacognition. This activity provides an easy way to check for understanding and gauge student interest. It is also an effective way to promote discuss or review material.
When can you use it?
This activity would traditionally be introduced toward the end of a lesson or after a lecture. It could also be used in response to an assigned reading.
How does it work?
In reaction to presented content, students are asked to take a few moments and jot down:
- 3 ideas or learnings from what was presented
- 2 examples of uses for how the ideas could be implemented
- 1 unresolved area / muddiest point