Date(s) - Thursday October 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winton-Scott Hall, Room 115
Active learning offers lots of benefits to students (engagement, application, deeper learning, etc.) but can pose particular challenges in large classes. This workshop will demonstrate how an active learning environment with small group work is conducted in a large lecture hall throughout the semester and how this work leads to giving an oral final exam. An oral final exam can be a learning assessment opportunity, a chance to connect all of the topics covered over the semester, and a celebration of a semester of rigorous work by the students.
Faculty will leave this session with ideas on how to use clickers to assess participation and content comprehension, strategies to develop self-assessment rubrics, and advice on how to complete the semester by giving an oral exam in a large classroom environment.