The core objective of the 3-2-1 summary activity is to help participants reflect on the key takeaways from the workshop and to encourage them to think about how they can apply what they have learned in their own contexts. It reinforces learning, encourages reflection, and promotes the application of workshop content in real-world scenarios. (Sharing action steps and personal commitments with the group promotes accountability and can lead to greater follow-through).
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- Participants can be requested to share their key takeaways from the workshop in a shared, online document. This can be useful for the facilitator as a source of feedback on the workshop.
- The facilitator can encourage the participants to schedule an online reminder (via their online diary tool / a relevant app) of their personal commitment.
This exercise summary adapts the 3-2-1 teaching strategy for students to engage in texts / to promote reading skills. It draws from the practical experience of the database contributors, as well as the following resources:
Northern Illinois University Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning. (2023). Examples of Classroom Assessment Techniques: 3-2-1- Format. https://www.niu.edu/citl/resources/guides/examples-of-classroom-assessment-techniques.shtml#3-2-1-format
(Accessed 14 October 2023).
Mohammad Hosseinpur, R., Bagheri Nevisi, R., & Bahrani, S. (2018). The Impact of Sequence Map, Answering Question, and 3-2-1 Techniques on EFL Learners’ Summary Writing Ability. Teaching English as a Second Language Quarterly (Formerly Journal of Teaching Language Skills), 37(2), 125-167.
- The 3-2-1- strategy can be adapted in different ways, e.g., to focus on:
- 3 things the participants learned, 2 things that found a bit confusing, and 1 ‘big idea’ that sums up the relevance to their own contexts, or
- 3 important lessons they learned during the workshop, 2 interesting facts they can remember, and 1 question they still have.