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Prof. Julie Voss, Lenoir-Rhyne University, will lead a webinar titled "Students Becoming Scholars: Using Digital Archives to Create a Powerful Primary Source Assignment" on September 29. In this webinar, Voss will share her experience using a digital archive of 18th-century books, broadsides and pamphlets to fascinate and challenge an undergraduate class.
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I let them write their own exams for each chapter. We do this in class. I begin with asking them to group up and think about what they think they learned the most about. Then each group comes up with a question. We talk about the questions. I negotiate to make sure there is some critical thinking embedded. This takes a whole class day but the meta-cognition is worth it, to me.
I also let them design a class project. I have some parameters b ut they decide what to do and how to do it as well as how they will be assessed. This works well with majors, not so much with non-majors.
“Engaging Students, Empowering Educators”
15th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
March 3-4, 2017
About the Conference