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CAETL seminar today

Assuming students are learning what you are trying to teach can be a disappointing exercise. The Centre for the Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CAETL) presents a seminar dedicated to tackle that problem.

"Getting Feedback on Student Learning" is the title of the latest CAETL lecture series presentation. Conducted by Faculty of Education professor Dr. Keith Roscoe, the seminar will include a lecture, small group activities and a group discussion. It runs today, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in AH100.

University teachers who assume that students are learning what they are trying to teach during the semester are often disappointed when they grade exams and assignments, discovering that students weren't "getting it" after all. By the time midterms, final exams or term papers are submitted it is often too late to remedy their gaps in learning.

To avoid such unpleasant surprises, university teachers and their students need better ways to monitor learning throughout the semester. This seminar explores a range of strategies for promoting an ongoing flow of information about student learning and teaching effectiveness in classes.

For more information about this seminar, click on this CAETL link.