Understanding What Our Geoscience Students Are Learning: Observing and Assessing

Find activities for evaluating student learning, information on how to use different assessment methods in different learning environments, and information on researching teaching and learning.

Assessment Tools and Techniques

  • Find information and examples of assessment tools and techniques. Also find information specifically on assessing students in large classes and using technology to assist in assessment.

Assessment in Geoscience Classes

  • Find information specifically on assessing geoscience concepts, skills and attitudes. See how other geoscience instructors have assessed students. This link lists geoscience assessments by topic and skill.
  • Learn how to incorporate assessment in to the design of a course through the On-line Course Design Tutorial.
  • Gather Evidence of Learning from the Lesson Study Project for College Teachers. This site describes how to gather evidence of student learning, thinking, and engagement in your classroom.

Learn more about Assessment, Observation, and Educational Research

Workshops and Events

  • Measuring Student Success: Virtual Journal Club on Assessment Methods: From February to May 2012 we will have virtual meetings to discuss how we measure student learning. Readings will be drawn from geoscience, cognitive science, and other science education journals.
  • Understanding What Our Geoscience Students Are Learning: Observing and Assessing: In May of 2005, geoscience faculty met to discuss the state of assessment in the geoscience education community. See the workshop synthesis. These pages grew out of the activities of the workshop.

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