EdLab CPD workshops, in November

EdLab offers six CPD activities in November, with a focus on issues such as group work and assessment.

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  1. EDLunch: Assessing the ‘I’ in group work, 5 November 2019 | 12.00 – 13.30
    Groupwork can be a rich learning experience for students in PBL, helping them to develop new skills and improve their group performance through related assessments and feedback. For teaching staff however, it often remains a challenge both to keep track of what is happening in a group and how to facilitate the process in the best way. With input from experts from all UM faculties, EDLAB developed a guide on how to construct and assess groupwork within the UM learning environment and how to monitor the individual contribution in groupwork.
  2. Creating and using rubrics for assessment, 12 November 2019 | 10.00 – 12.00
    Rubrics and scoring sheets can make the assessment process more consistent, transparent and easier for you as an instructor and assessor. They can also help you to provide effective feedback to students. This workshop offers you the opportunity to test out and evaluate a few different rubric types, discuss your needs and consider which types of rubrics suit your courses. Tips about rubric development, their implementation and scoring will be discussed and there will be time to share practical experiences within the group.
  3. Item-writing workshop for written knowledge exams, 13 November 2019 | 09.00 – 12.00
    During this workshop you’ll have the opportunity to acquire or refresh your knowledge of different types of question and answer formats. We will discuss and apply the guidelines for written knowledge exams. You’ll learn to write, review and improve test items for knowledge testing and benefit from peer review during a dynamic item-writing session.
  4. IDS Workshop: Data science for non-data scientists, 13 November 2019 | 15.00 – 17.00
    Data science is an interdisciplinary field of scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms. Learning trends related to data-driven technologies and understanding the rationale behind the data science pipeline are becoming important in a society increasingly driven by decision making based on data and algorithms.
  5. Education that moves you: An introduction to standing tutorials, 19 November 2019 | 09.00 – 11.00
    Standing tutorials can create a more active and lively environment and be a healthier way to experience education. Every UM faculty has its own standing tutorial room and we are here to offer advice on how best to use this kind of space in your teaching and also offer workshops on this topic.
  6. EDLunch: Educating how to detect bullshit, 19 November 2019 | 12.00 – 13.30
    During this EDLunch, the first part will entail a ‘Bullshit-quiz’. How well are you able to detect bullshit which is presented in the media? Do you know about the eduational myths? How do students critically evaluate information? In the second part, we will discuss how you potentially use ‘bullshit’ in your teaching practice.
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