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Using Classroom Assessment Techniques

Course NumberEDU 399W
Credits2
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours30
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: Open to all full and part-time faculty and staff and by permission of instructor. Introduces classroom assessment techniques (CAT's) and their use across disciplines. Develops and applies a variety of CAT's to formatively assess different types of learning and student development. Includes investigation and development of CAT's as tools for classroom research. Credit may be earned in ED 399 or EDU 399 but not both. (30-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Students gain knowledge of the nature of CAT's across disciplines.
Objectives:
  1. Develop an understanding of CAT's.
  2. Develop an understanding of what CAT's measure.
  3. Develop an understanding of how CAT's can improve teaching and learning.
  4. Develop an awareness of the potentials and limits of CAT's.
  5. Develop an awareness of how to use the handbook.
  6. Develop an awareness of how colleagues are using CAT's.

Students develop and apply a variety of CAT's in their current teaching assignment(s) to formatively assess different types of learning and student development.
Objectives:
  1. Clarify own teaching goals.
  2. Develop questions which can/should be asked about student learning related to those goals.
  3. Explore the adaptation and application of various CAT's to answer those questions.
  4. Share experiences with others as to "successes" and "failures."

Students will investigate and develop CAT's as tools for classroom research.
Objectives:
  1. Develop an understanding of the nature of Classroom Research
  2. Develop an understanding of how CAT's can be used to develop Classroom Research
  3. Practice the development of a Classroom Research project using CAT's.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
Objectives:
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.




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