The aim of this workshop is to let attendees play with one type of assessment tool called Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs). It is a quick, lesson-integrated assessment that elicits student feedback about their learning. This type of assessment is seen as formative learning meaning that it occurs ‘during the learning’ while there is still time to adjust teaching, to answer questions and resolve problems, to improve the learning.
- Short Introduction to Assessment Tools and Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS)
- Learn by doing.
- Attendees will participate in 3-5 different CATS, such as RSQC2 (led by Sally Murray, Michael Stöpel, and Jorge Sosa)
- They can see how CATS can be integrated into their teaching
- Attendees can understand the techniques by having taken the perspective of learner
- Wrap up and discussion
Attendees need to bring themselves ready to experiment and have fun!
The workshop is mainly based on the book by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers which we came across several times recently in workshops such as the “ACRL Immersion Program - Assessment Track”, the online class “ALA Introduction to Instructional Design” and the ALA “Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction”.