ABSTRACTS - Room 125

All sessions take place in Butler-Carlton Hall on the Missouri S&T campus


KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Claire Howell Major, Ph.D. - Professor of Higher Education; University of Alabama

Learning Assessment: Making Learning Visible as an Essential Element of Effective Teaching

Time and Location: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Room 125

Teachers regularly engage in assessment. Indeed, whenever we take stock of what went well in a class session or online learning module, we are assessing teaching. Whenever we informally gauge whether students are understanding as well as we’d hope, we are assessing learning. These regular activities can be harnessed in a powerful process that can inform teaching and improve learning. In this session, participants will learn about learning assessment, which involves linking learning goals, instructional practices, and assessment activities in a seamless whole. They will learn how this approach is not only assessment of learning but also for learning.