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Innovative and effective instruction and assessment practices

Innovative and effective instruction and assessment is the rule, rather than the exception, at Doane College.  Here, some of these practices are shared so others can determine which ones might fit in their classroom environments.  Practices currently available include:

 

 

 

 Type  Description Additional information Doane contact
Writing at Doane Materials from the 8/23/11 workshop for Doane faculty at both the Crete and Lincoln campuses facilitated by Dr. Dave Smit, Professor at Kansas State University.  

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  Dr. Alec Engebretson
Reacting to the Past Workshop This workshop, facilitated by Dr. John Burney, provided faculty an understanding of implementing Reacting to the Past games in their classroom.  This particular workshop used the French Revolution game.  Additional information and games can be found on the Reacting to the Past website.  

 

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Reacting to the Past Dr. John Burney
What Works? Shareshop Materials from the 10/28/2010 What Works? Shareshop: Share the Wealth.  

Barnga Card Game (Description, Scoresheet, Powerpoint)
(JL Vertin)

Four corners activity (Powerpoint) (Linda Kalbach)

Mock Trial Activity (Description) (Alec Engebretson)

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  Dr. Alec Engebretson
What Works? Shareshop Materials from the 9/23/2010 What Works? Shareshop: Interactive-Didactic Strategies including:  

Environmental considerations from Diana McCown
A two-and-a-half component approach from Tessa Durham Brooks
Telephone and bookends activities from Alec Engebretson

plus activities highlighted during the open share time

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  Dr. Linda Kalbach
Trends in general education Materials from the 8/24/2010 workshop on trends in general education and the Doane Plan led by Dr. John Burney at Doane Crete.  

 

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  Dr. John Burney
Creating interaction Materials from the 8/11/2010 workshop on creating interaction in the classroom led by Dr. John Burney at Doane Lincoln.  

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  Dr. John Burney
What Works? Shareshop Materials from the 4/8/2010 What Works? Shareshop: Helping Students Develop through Critical Dialogue  

A variety of ideas used in the classroom (Betty Levitov)

A variety of ideas used in the classroom (Diana McCown)

A specific exercise over a reading used to promote dialogue in the classroom (Linda Kalbach)

 

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  Dr. Alec Engebretson
What Works? Shareshop Materials from the 2/25/2010 What Works? Shareshop: Helping Students Develop as Readers  

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  Dr. Alec Engebretson
What Works? Shareshop Materials from the 11/5/2009 What Works? Shareshop: Helping Students Develop as Writers  

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  Dr. Alec Engebretson
Course design Integrated course design, by L. Dee Fink, is a model for designing a course that includes attention to components that are present in most all models of instructional design, e.g., learning goals, learning activities, methods of assessment, etc.; however, it goes beyond other models and is distinct from them in significant ways.  

Integrated course design is an interactive model which emphasizes the need for the components to be aligned or integrated with each other, and shows how to achieve this. It is capable of showing where several major ideas on good teaching (e.g. active learning, educative assessment, teaching strategies) fit into the overall design of courses, and offers specific criteria for determining whether individual components and the whole course have been designed well or not.

The  model of integrated course design is contained in the "Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning."

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  Dr. Alec Engebretson
Instruction/
assessment
IF-AT: The Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique by Epstein Educational Enterprises is a technique that can be used in the classroom that combines instruction and assessment.  

IF-AT is a testing system that provides an interactive learning opportunity for students and a more informative assessment opportunity for teachers.

Use of the IF-AT testing system enables students (or a group of collaborating students) to be provided with immediate feedback about the accuracy of their answers to each question in a test/quiz/homework assignment, etc. as the students are completing each item. The IF-AT system provides immediate affirmative feedback (if an answer choice is correct) and/or corrective feedback (if an answer choice is incorrect).

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Epstein Educational Services Dr. Linda Kalbach
       

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