We’ve heard students discuss tests, of course: “too long, too hard, too often”-therefore I am always surprised when I hear students at the END of the semester bemoaning the fact that there were NOT ENOUGH tests. They state that they want to “be able to prove what they know” more frequently or have shorter gaps between the cumulative… Continue Reading A Rose by Another Name (Shakespeare)
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After spending several hours more than I had hoped working on a test (two of them actually) this week, in addition to redoing a lab students found online (and yes, copied), I revisited Brown Et al. (“Make it Stick”) to keep me motivated Brown Et al suggest the following question and suggestions in regards to… Continue Reading Testing: Week 3
The book “Make it Stick” by Brown et. al, (2014) is a wonderful research-based how-to guide for promoting learning-as in remembering. In particular, the book discusses testing. It is helpful for exploring exactly how to make long term learning (and remembering) occur by using testing as a tool. Brown et. al. share that the test itself can… Continue Reading Testing, a Follow Up
This 4 X 4 writing is a thread on Testing. I have been thinking a lot about how, and when I test. I realize that some of my colleagues don’t test at all, which makes me wonder about the validity of my process. What is your approach? Week one of this thread asks you to… Continue Reading Which Camp Are You In? Testing.
Martin Seligman, in graduate school, worked with dogs who surprised researchers and prompted the term “learned helplessness”. These dogs, upon receiving shocks, simply stopped attempting to get away from the shocks. What stood out to Seligman, however, (as an optimistic guy!) were the dogs who did not follow suit, but instead discovered ways to eliminate… Continue Reading Resilience