Using Self-Assessment with Students

David Gooblar explains in this piece why he uses self-assessment at the end of the semester with his students. There are many reasons to have students complete self-evaluations at semester’s end, but perhaps the best is that the exercise encourages metacognition. (…)...

Benefits of Cumulative Exams

Dr Maryellen Weimer writes this week’s article on cumulative exams. Students often express worry over the possibility that their finals encompass a whole semester’s worth of material. Although teachers should not ignore or discount student preferences across the...

Of the Importance of Early Assessments

As the semester is starting, David Gooblar offers us insight this week into the importance of early feedback on students’ work. Early feedback means assessments early in the semester. This feedback can be a key for students to adjust their practices of learning in the...

Developing Critical Thinking Habits

In “Critical Thinking Framework for Any Discipline” by Duron, Limbach, and Waugh describe a framework that guides our thinking about how to help students develop critical thinking habits. According to the framework, instructors can integrate critical...