Tell me, Doc! “What do I have to do to learn this?”

One pedagogical bandwagon that I've been happy to board is the move to rethink assessment. How do we teach in such a way that evaluation is a means rather than an ends in the learning process? Educator Robert Talbert has been moving from traditional grading to specifications grading in his STEM courses at Grand Valley State University. … Continue reading Tell me, Doc! “What do I have to do to learn this?”

“Gradating” Understanding in the Religious Studies Classroom

The idea is to create an environment where students are encouraged to learn from their mistakes and to get help when they can't figure something out on their own.