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Learning Assessment Techniques

Author : Elizabeth F. Barkley
ISBN : 9781119050896
Genre : Education
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50 Techniques for Engaging Students and Assessing Learning in College Courses Do you want to: Know what and how well your students are learning? Promote active learning in ways that readily integrate assessment? Gather information that can help make grading more systematic and streamlined? Efficiently collect solid learning outcomes data for institutional assessment? Provide evidence of your teaching effectiveness for promotion and tenure review? Learning Assessment Techniques provides 50 easy-to-implement active learning techniques that gauge student learning across academic disciplines and learning environments. Using Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning as its organizational framework, it embeds assessment within active learning activities. Each technique features: purpose and use, key learning goals, step-by-step implementation, online adaptation, analysis and reporting, concrete examples in both on-site and online environments, and key references—all in an easy-to-follow format. The book includes an all-new Learning Goals Inventory, as well as more than 35 customizable assessment rubrics, to help teachers determine significant learning goals and appropriate techniques. Readers will also gain access to downloadable supplements, including a worksheet to guide teachers through the six steps of the Learning Assessment Techniques planning and implementation cycle. College teachers today are under increased pressure to teach effectively and provide evidence of what, and how well, students are learning. An invaluable asset for college teachers of any subject, Learning Assessment Techniques provides a practical framework for seamlessly integrating teaching, learning, and assessment.

Classroom Assessment Techniques

Author : Thomas A. Angelo
ISBN : 1555425003
Genre : Education
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How well are college student learning? How effectively are faculty teaching? Teachers themselves are the closest observers of learning as it takes place in their classrooms--and thus have the opportunity to become the most effective assessors and improvers of their own teaching. But in order for teaching to improve, teachers must first be able to discover when they are off course, how far off they are, and how to get back on the right track. In "Classroom Assessment Techniques, " Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross provide a practical handbook to help college faculty--and teachers in other settings--develop a better understanding of the learning process in their own classrooms and assess the impact of their teaching upon it. This revised and greatly expanded edition of their 1988 handbook now includes a self-contained self-assessment device--the Teaching Goals Inventory--for identifying and clarifying instructional goals. And the book offers teachers at all levels of experience detailed, how-to advice on Classroom Assessment--from what it is and how it works to how to plan, implement, and analyze assessment projects. The authors illustrate their approach through numerous case studies and examples that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects. The book features fifty valuable Classroom Assessment Techniques, each presented in a format that provides an estimate of the ease of use, a concise description, step-by-step procedures for adapting and administering the technique, practical advice on how to analyze the data, pros, cons, caveats, and other useful information. These fifty Classroom AssessmentTechniques are cross-indexed so that teachers can easily locate the appropriate techniques for assessing their particular teaching goals in their academic disciplines. Techniques are also indexed for their usefulness in assessing content knowledge, higher-order thinking skills, course-related attitudes and values, and students' reactions to the course.

Student Engagement Techniques

Author : Elizabeth F. Barkley
ISBN : 0470549785
Genre : Education
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Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book's techniques in the classroom and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources. "Given the current and welcome surge of interest in improving student learning and success, this guide is a timely and important tool, sharply focused on practical strategies that can really matter." ?Kay McClenney, director, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Community College Leadership Program, the University of Texas at Austin "This book is a 'must' for every new faculty orientation program; it not only emphasizes the importance of concentrating on what students learn but provides clear steps to prepare and execute an engagement technique. Faculty looking for ideas to heighten student engagement in their courses will find usefultechniques that can be adopted, adapted, extended, or modified." ?Bob Smallwood, cocreator of CLASSE (Classroom Survey of Student Engagement) and assistant to the provost for assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Alabama "Elizabeth Barkley's encyclopedia of active learning techniques (here called SETs) combines both a solid discussion of the research on learning that supports the concept of engagement and real-life examples of these approaches to teaching in action." ?James Rhem, executive editor, The National Teaching & Learning Forum

Collaborative Learning Techniques

Author : Elizabeth F. Barkley
ISBN : 9781118761670
Genre : Education
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A guide to thirty-five creative assignments for pairs and groups Collaborative Learning Techniques is the bestseller that college and university faculty around the world have used to help them make the most of small group learning. A mountain of evidence shows that students who learn in small groups together exhibit higher academic achievement, motivation, and satisfaction than those who don't. Collaborative learning puts into practice the major conclusion from learning theory: that students must be actively engaged in building their own minds. In this book, the authors synthesize the relevant research and theory to support thirty-five collaborative learning activities for use in both traditional and online classrooms. This second edition reflects the changed world of higher education. New technologies have opened up endless possibilities for college teaching, but it's not always easy to use these technologies effectively. Updated to address the challenges of today's new teaching environments, including online, "flipped," and large lectures, Collaborative Learning Techniques is a wonderful reference for educators who want to make the most of any course environment. This revised and expanded edition includes: Additional techniques, with an all-new chapter on using games to provide exciting, current, technologically-sophisticated curricula A section on effective online implementation for each of the thirty-five techniques Significantly expanded pedagogical rationale and updates on the latest research showing how and why collaborative learning works Examples for implementing collaborative learning techniques in a variety of learning environments, including large lecture classes and "flipped" classes Expanded guidance on how to solve common problems associated with group work The authors guide instructors through all aspects of group work, providing a solid grounding in what to do, how to do it, and why it is important for student learning. The detailed procedures in Collaborative Learning Techniques will help teachers make sure group activities go smoothly, no matter the size or delivery method of their classes. With practical advice on how to form student groups, assign roles, build team spirit, address unexpected problems, and evaluate and grade student participation, this new edition of the international classic makes incorporating effective group work easy.

Faculty Development And Student Learning

Author : William Condon
ISBN : 0253018781
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Colleges and universities across the US have created special initiatives to promote faculty development, but to date there has been little research to determine whether such programs have an impact on students' learning. Faculty Development and Student Learning reports the results of a multi-year study undertaken by faculty at Carleton College and Washington State University to assess how students' learning is affected by faculty members' efforts to become better teachers. Extending recent research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to assessment of faculty development and its effectiveness, the authors show that faculty participation in professional development activities positively affects classroom pedagogy, student learning, and the overall culture of teaching and learning in a college or university.

Teaching And Learning Stem

Author : Richard M. Felder
ISBN : 9781118925829
Genre : Education
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Rethink traditional teaching methods to improve student learning and retention in STEM Educational research has repeatedly shown that compared to traditional teacher-centered instruction, certain learner-centered methods lead to improved learning outcomes, greater development of critical high-level skills, and increased retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Teaching and Learning STEM presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing students' learning. The book draws on the authors' extensive backgrounds and decades of experience in STEM education and faculty development. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. The book will help you: Plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is Make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms Assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach Help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning Meet the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds The strategies presented in Teaching and Learning STEM don't require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of traditional and new methods. The result will be continual improvement in your teaching and your students' learning.

Developing Learner Centered Teaching

Author : Phyllis Blumberg
ISBN : 9780787996888
Genre : Education
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Developing Learner-Centered Teaching Developing Learner-Centered Teaching offers a step-by-step plan for transforming any course from teacher-centered to the more engaging learner-centered model. Filled with self-assessments and worksheets that are based on each of the five practices identified in Maryellen Weimer's Learner-Centered Teaching, this groundbreaking book gives instructors, faculty developers, and instructional designers a practical and effective resource for putting the learner-centered model into action. Praise for Developing Learner-Centered Teaching "Developing Learner-Centered Teaching is an immediately usable book that provides a clear-cut framework for transitioning to learner-centered teaching. As a college teacher and teacher of teachers, Blumberg skillfully takes the reader step-by-step through a practical system, replete with practical, classroom-tested strategies, for making a course more learner-centered. I'm looking forward to adapting a range of valuable strategies for my own classroom and sharing them with my colleagues." --Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost for faculty development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "Faculty are hungry for practical teaching approaches, based on sound theories, that they can apply to their classrooms and online learning environments. This book squarely addresses the need for transforming courses to a learner-centered approach. Building on Maryellen Weimer's groundbreaking work, Phyllis Blumberg offers faculty a series of directed rubrics allowing them to work through all levels of the Weimer model. Best of all, because she recognizes that change must be incremental, she has designed rubrics that encourage faculty to progress as their comfort levels allow. This is a 'must-have' book for faculty, administrators, and faculty developers!" --Barbara J. Millis, director, TEAM Center at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and coauthor, The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach, Second Edition "More and more faculty see the value of becoming learner-centered teachers. As they do, this excellent book by Phyllis Blumberg will offer them both a rubric for assessing their progress and specific practical suggestions for transforming their teaching--and student learning!" --Dee Fink, Dee Fink & Associates Consulting Services; author, Creating Significant Learning Experiences; and former president, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

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