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  Session: Lecture/Classroom
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Two Stage Exams: Designing Effective Questions
  Meeting: 2016 Summer Meeting: Sacremento, California
  Location: N/A
  Time: 5:45PM
  Author: Kristi D. Concannon, King's College
570-208-5900 x5390, kristiconcannon@kings.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The process of peer instruction is crucial in helping students to identify and confront their misconceptions and to critically apply the fundamental principles learned in lecture to different and more complex situations. In most cases, though, peer learning ends at exam time. I have recently begun implementing two-stage exams in my courses under the premise that learning can and should take place throughout the entire semester, not just in compartmentalized chunks; hence, exams can both be an opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned and an opportunity for students to continue to increase their understanding of the course material. In this poster, I will outline what I have learned about writing effective collaborative exam questions.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Concannon -TwoStageExam Poster-SM16.pdf

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