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Abstract Title: Redesigning assessments to motivate students for deeper learning
Abstract: We all want the students to achieve higher level reasoning and learning. There are lots of reformed physics curricula that focus on teaching those higher level skills. However, most instructors struggle to come up with matching exam questions that will assess those higher level skills. In this workshop, we will examine the common assessments: homework and exams. We will discuss how to turn the regular end-of-chapter question into a question that requires students to apply higher level thinking and reasoning. We will also talk about some unusual places to look for possible homework and exam questions. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a copy of their own final exam to the workshop for analysis and discussion.
Abstract Type: Workshop

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Yuhfen Lin
Florida International University
and Co-Presenter(s)
David T. Brookes, Florida International University