quinta-feira, 15 de abril de 2010

A one (or two) minute paper???

Yes. I had never heard of that, either. But that’s it. I found it on the Net these days and decided to read about it ‘cause this could be a new idea to use in class. I explain. A “one (or two) minute paper” is nothing but a paper that we give students at the end of class asking a specific question about the lesson. This question could be written on the board and students gotta give papers back to you after answering the question. http://www.csupomona.edu gives some examples of questions we could aks. Here they are:
a) What was the most important thing you learned in today’s class?
b) What questions do you have about the material covered?
c) Write two quiz questions about the material covered today.
d) What examples did I use in today’s class?
The advantages of the activity according to the website are: takes only a few minutes of class time, provides immediate feedback to instructor, can be used in large or small classes (why not with our private students?? I think it’s possible, too!), encourages active participation and also demonstrates your interest in student’s comprehension and reactions.
Hmmm. Something to think about!

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