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October 20, 2015 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Category: Workshop
Location: Purdy/Kresge Library #150 | Map
5265 Cass
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Faculty

Do you encourage interaction among students as a means to promote active learning? One innovative strategy to assess fairly and reward students for working together is the ‘pyramid exam’ in which students take their exam twice – first on their own, and subsequently in groups of three or four.  During the collaborative portion of the exam, students explain and debate their responses with each other in an effort to find the best answers to each question. Positive results from this approach include improved learning as well as enhanced feelings of satisfaction among students.  In this workshop, we’ll cover the nuts and bolts of pyramid exams and discuss their benefits and potential pitfalls.  The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Larry Lemke, Associate Professor of Geology and WSU Environmental Science Program Director. Click here to register.

For more information about this event, please contact Larry Lemke at 313-577-0001 or OTL@wayne.edu.