Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Education and Department of Physics and Astronomy


In this workshop the participants will learn how to set learning goals for their courses that can be assessed directly and how to help their students understand those goals and work towards achieving them. We will work through a 3-step process: identifying a goal, selecting activities that help students achieve it, and designing feedback mechanism that will allow the students to self-assess their progress and the instructors to provide quick and meaningful feedback to the students. The feedback mechanism involves the use of rubrics that describe different levels of the achievement of a desired goal. The students use those rubrics when they work on the activities to improve their performance as they go and the instructors use the rubrics for evaluation and feedback.


Examples of rubrics that we have been using in the last 15 years are at https://sites.google.com/site/scientificabilities/.


Friday, February 14, 2020; 10:20 am - 11:40 am, SRN 330W