Prior Knowledge Assessment
A Means to Increasing the Effectiveness of Instruction and Improving Students' Understanding
An assessment of students' prior knowledge will give us information about students' attitudes, readiness for instruction, misconceptions, and procedures with which they may not be familiar.
We will discuss options for prior knowledge assessment and ways to use the results to help students learn better. Participants will work together to identify common misconceptions in their discipline and construct webs of concepts that are related to the misconstrued issues. We will address the following questions: What concepts do students frequently misunderstand? How do these misconceptions arise and why do they persist? How can we change students' knowledge webs to integrate the correct information and change the misconception? How well can we predict the content and procedural knowledge of today's more diverse group of college students?
- Led by: Dr. Sonia Gonsalves, Associate Professor of Psychology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
- Date: Saturday, September 21, 2002
- Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Location: Library Room 501
- Sponsor: Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Note: A continental breakfast will be available at 9 A.M. and a delicious lunch will be served.
To register: Please e-mail email@example.com or call Arriana at ext. #7512.