Learning from Evidence: Using Student Work to Understand Their Learning

Thursday, January 4, 2018: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Maryland Suite C (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)
Leah Shopkow, Indiana University
Flannery Burke, Saint Louis University
Peter Burkholder, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lendol G. Calder, Augustana College
Joel M. Sipress, University of Wisconsin–Superior
Laura M. Westhoff, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Historians are used to reading texts as evidence to construct accounts of change and continuity over time. But we tend simply to evaluate the work students do for us, rather than draw explicitly on our competencies as historians. In this workshop, participants will read student work together like historians, to uncover not just what students know, but also how they think and what they can do. They will learn simple, but sophisticated, techniques for analyzing and summarizing the work and discuss the concepts and competencies students should learn to make their history education as authentic to our discipline as possible.

No charge; because space is limited, free advance registration is required. Please note that you do not need to pick up your badge before attending the pre-meeting workshop.

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