Asking Better Questions to Promote Student Understanding

Date Released: 14 July 2016

In classroom discussions, faculty often pose questions to students in order to assess and develop their students' understanding of the course content.

However, many faculty find that the complexity of the material makes the questions difficult for the students to fully grasp, even when they attempt to formulate an answer.  This can lead to a superficial analysis and understanding of the concepts the lecturer is trying to convey.

During this UCITE event, Helen Salz (Genetics) will describe the methods used in her courses to craft and redirect classroom discussion questions to advance a more sophisticated understanding of the material in her students.

Join us on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the corner of Adelbert and Euclid). Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at this session. 

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