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Webinar Combining self-assessment and peer-instruction...

Monday 19th June 2017 (12:30-13:30)

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“Combining self-assessment and peer-instruction to measure learning gain and confidence gain in the classroom” Webinar

Led by Dr Fabio R Aricò – School of Economics – University of East Anglia
Monday 19th June 2017, 12:30 – 1:30p.m.

This webinar outlines the principles of an active learning pedagogy blending self-assessment and peer-instruction to simultaneously develop student cognitive and meta-cognitive skills. In the first part of the presentation, we will demonstrate how this pedagogy was successfully implemented in a large-class Introductory Macroeconomics module at the University of East Anglia. In the second part, we describe the operationalisation of our definitions of learning gain and confidence gain in the classroom. Our learning gain measure identifies how effectively students can support and learn from each other through peer-discussion. Our confidence gain measure quantifies students’ perceived improvement in their skills and abilities through self-assessment. As the Higher Education sector becomes progressively more metric-focussed, we argue that our devised metrics tackle the very core of the learning process, and represent useful tools for the evaluation of learning and teaching. Our work is currently feeding in a HEFCE funded project to pilot and evaluate metrics for learning gain.

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