Student Learning

Helping Students More Accurately Assess Their Performance

Several studies have documented that students, particularly beginning ones, tend to overestimate how well they’re doing in a course. I didn’t used to think this was a problem. I thought students who overestimated how well they were doing were talking about the grade they hoped

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Assessing Team Members

Teachers who use group work frequently incorporate some sort of peer assessment activity as a means of encouraging productive interactions within the group. If part of the grade for the group work depends on an assessment by fellow group members, students tend to take their

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Less Teaching and More Learning?

Is that possible? At first pass, it doesn’t seem likely, but the study referenced below contains 10 years’ worth of data confirming that student learning increased with less content and more inquiry. Let’s explore the context and detail the findings.

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