Tests as Teaching Tools
Workshop presentation and materials prepared by:
Jane Marone, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
Vahe Caliskan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robert Paul Malchow, Department of Biological Sciences
This workshop focused on novel use of tests and assessments as teaching tools to improve student engagement and educational outcomes. A short presentation on “backwards course design” was followed by small-group, interactive activities to illustrate how tests and assessments might be used to bolster student learning. All faculty interested in using new approaches to improve student learning outcomes were encouraged to attend.
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