Two stage exams: Learning Together?

Edgbaston campus (The room will be confirmed by email when you register)
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Monday 19th January 2015 (16:00-18:00)
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Daryl Davies ( or tel no. 0121 414 8518

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Speaker: Brett Gilley, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia

Exams are typically used for evaluation in post-secondary education; two stage exams are a simple technique that changes exams into powerful learning experiences.

In two stage exams (aka cooperative exams, group exams, or pyramid exams) students complete a test as individuals and then immediately complete the same, or very similar, test collaboratively in groups of about four. The students' studying, their recent experience with the same questions and the high stakes environment of the exam create very focused and useful discussions among the groups.

At the University of British Columbia Two Stage Exams are very popular, used in well over 40 classes. In this workshop we will discuss the features we believe make these exams successful, and how you can deploy them in your own classes.

There is no charge for attending this event however, registration is essential for catering purposes.