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EduCon 2016 Presentations: Start

Supplements to presentations by librarians Elaine M. Patton & Christine Forisha.


Check Your Work: Formative Assessment

Active learning activities are well-known tools for engaging students and guiding them through constructing knowledge, but they can also provide a feedback mechanism for the instructor beyond icebreakers and exit tickets. A thoughtfully-crafted activity during the span of the class, especially when incorporating technology for live displays, can help you spot where (or with whom) you need to reinforce a certain point while still breaking up the monotony of a lecture, aka formative assessment. More

Teaching How Come Instead of How To: Deep Structure Learning

The facts we learn (and that we teach students) have a half-life, gradually eroding into obsolescence. The most important aim of education is teaching how to ask the right questions rather than memorizing facts in order to make students adaptable critical thinkers for the future. This presentation will address the educational application of “deep structure” learning, particularly with regards to critical thinking, research, and information literacy skills. More


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Elaine M. Patton
Office: B12.803 + Virtual
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Office: 281.290.2930

Presenter (No Longer at LSC)

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Christine Forisha