Exams as a Learning Tool

Finals are upon us--let's talk about the exams. Weimer (2011) argues that, "with so much emphasis on scores and grades, it's easy to forget that the process of preparing for, taking, and getting feedback about an exam can also be a learning experience. The learning that results from these processes can be tacit, or teachers can design activities associated with exam events that can result in better content learning and heightened student awareness of the learning skills associated with demonstrating knowledge."

In this presentation we will discuss some of the best practices for making exams learning tools. Further, we will hear examples of innovation testing from two Xavier colleagues.

Come have lunch and enjoy the last CAT session of 2012!

  • Led by: Lisa Schulte-Gipson (Psychology); Terry Watt (Chemistry); Elizabeth Yost Hammer (CAT/Psychology)
  • Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
  • Time: 12:15 - 1:05 PM
  • Location: Mellon Seminar Room, Library 534B
  • Sponsor: Center for the Advancement of Teaching

To register: Lunch will be served. Please rsvp to ocrum@xula.edu

Tags: lunch
Format: panel
Event ID: 01194

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