Assessing and Improving Your Teaching

Assessing and Improving Your Teaching

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In order to make appropriate changes to improve your teaching and your studentsa€™ learning, first you need to know how youa€™re teaching now. Figure it out for yourself and invigorate your teaching on your own terms! This practical evidence-based guide promotes excellence in teaching and improved student learning through self-reflection and self-assessment of onea€™s teaching. Phyllis Blumberg starts by reviewing the current approaches to instructor evaluation and describes their inadequacies. She then presents a new model of assessing teaching that builds upon a broader base of evidence and sources of support. This new model leads to self-assessment rubrics, which are available for download, and the book will guide you in how to use them. The book includes case studies of completed critical reflection rubrics from a variety of disciplines, including the performing and visual arts and the hard sciences, to show how they can be used in different ways and how to explore the richness of the data youa€™ll uncover.3 71.9 58.3 Final Examination 73.4 77.8 On 3 out of the 4examinations, more than70%ofthe students gotlevel2 problemsolving questions correct. ... The contentin exam 1, and to some extent in exam 2, is familiar to students from their high school chemistry. ... This is evidence that problem solving in a contentrich course like general chemistry requires both foundational knowledge (content) and how theanbsp;...

Title:Assessing and Improving Your Teaching
Author:Phyllis Blumberg
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-09-11


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