Tag Archives: group work

Why two-stage exams? UBC-centric evidence

At the 2016 CTLT Summer Institute, I co-facilitated the session on Assessment and Evaluation. Using the opportunity to advertise two-stage exams, I provided evidence for three main points: Students learn from them Students participate meaningfully Students like them The research I used to back these is all home-grown at UBC (of course, this isn’t an exhaustive […]

#banffsci14: A twee-cap

What science and outreach minded person wouldn’t want to spend two weeks hanging out in Banff and talking about science communication? Heck, maybe I’d actually get to meet Jay Ingram. That was my motivation for applying to the Banff Science Communications program. It sounded pretty nice, like a mini vacation from my then-reality of wrestling with […]

Guest post: “Breaking Bad” – Encouraging Two-Stage Exams in Science Classrooms

(This is a guest post by Chad Atkins, PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry at UBC. Find him on Twitter as @chemchad.) If asked how science is taught at a university level, a common response would likely start by describing details of the class: there would be a pale and grizzled professor with graying […]