Northwestern University

Apr
17
Tue 12:00 PM

University Teaching Roundtable: Choose Your Own Adventure: My Experience with Offering Students a Menu of Assignment/Activity Options in a Lecture Course

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 627 Dartmouth Place, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff

Cost: FREE

Contact: Muveddet Harris   847.491.4586

Group: Searle Faculty Events

Category: Academic

Description:

University Teaching Roundtable (UTR):

Choose Your Own Adventure: My Experience with Offering Students a Menu of Assignment/Activity Options in a Lecture Course

WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
            12:00PM - 1:30PM

WHERE: Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
              627 Dartmouth Place
              Evanston

In this University Teaching Roundtable, Jeremy Birnholtz will lead discussion of his experience with introducing a 'menu' style of assessment in a 100-student lecture course. Students in a large course like this come with a variety of goals, interests and learning styles, but we often require them all to complete the same assignments. Does that really make sense, though? Under this system, students choose 6 or 7 assignments/activities from about 10 possibilities, completing at least 2 options in each of the 3 major topic units of the course. Jeremy will talk about what led him to do this, as well as the benefits and drawbacks from the perspective of everybody involved: instructor, TAs and students.

*Registration Required. Please register.

Location: Current location is not wheelchair accessible. Please note we may move the location at the Evanston Campus if needed. Please keep a look out for the location announcements closer to the event data.

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