Interview and Share
This two-stage process engages learners in a structure that supports sharing and active listening.
- Provide key questions or prompts as a guiding framework for the interview and ask learners to use these questions/prompts to interview a partner.
- Partner A will interview partner B about the questions/prompts and then partner B will interview partner A using the same questions/prompts.
- After a given time (e.g., 2 minutes per interview), have each pair join another pair to form a group of four.
- During the sharing portion of Interview and Share, each person shares the key points made by their partner during the interview portion. The sharing continues in round-robin fashion until everyone has shared. A time frame of approximately one per minute per share will help keep sharing to key ideas.
After the interview portion of the process, invite all partners to stand in a circle and then, one by one, share their partner’s key ideas with everyone.
Provide the key questions/prompts on a handout for learners so they can record key ideas shared by their partner. These ideas will support their sharing in the second part of the process.
Adapted from: https://www.usd416.org/pages/uploaded_files/Three_Step_Interview.pdf
Referred to as “partner retell”: https://nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/380751/safer-roads-primary-strategies.pdf