Explaining Learning to Students: How Do We Make Deep Learning, Critical Thinking, or Higher Learning Transparent?

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/01/2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location
Engelmann B73

Presenter

Connie Schroeder
connies@uwm.edu

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Despite our best intentions, we often fail to make the intended learning in our courses transparent to students.  Sometimes student complaints, “I didn’t know what you wanted,” stem from our use of vague terms and ambiguous outcomes, i.e., “understand,” “know,” “discuss,” and “learn.”  Why do students simply memorize textbook facts when we are looking for analysis or integration?  Why do they perceive assignments as “busy work” while we’re certain they are rigorous opportunities to develop critical thinking? How transparent are your intended levels of learning?  Explore strategies to unpack the language of learning and awareness of learning levels with your students.

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