While teaching to multiple learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile learning) has become more common in Science classrooms, assessments are often unchanged and generally delivered in traditional written formats. Since not every student's strength lies in such assessment methods, it is important to recognize the variety of ways in which we can evaluate learning in order to be more inclusive of student abilities. Even though biology coursework may not seem to lend itself to non-traditional testing, there are many opportunities to do so. These types of assessments actively engage students and allow them to sharpen a broader range of strengths. This workshop, aimed at early-career undergraduate instructors (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows), will encourage participants to design non-traditional assessments for their biology courses.
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Potvin, Dominique A.
"See, Hear, Speak... Using Non-traditional Assessment Techniques in Undergraduate-level Biology Courses,"
Teaching Innovation Projects: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/tips/vol5/iss1/3