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Assessment of Module Goals

Below you will find a list of the assessments for each activity (e.g. Units 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3) in the module as well as the assessment for the module as a whole. Each activity has associated with it formative assessments to measure student progress toward individual activity learning outcomes. To assess overall learning in this module, you will find a summative assessment project that integrates the learning outcomes of the module.

Overall Module Assessment

The summative assessment for the module has two parts. The first part is a group presentation where students will develop a presentation describing a proposed land-use change and mitigation strategy from the perspective of a particular stakeholder group. The second part is reflective questions that should be completed individually (Module summative assessment (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 28kB Sep4 16)).

Unit Assessments

Unit 1 Assessments

Unit 1.1

  • Assessment of before-class preparation material: Worksheet on "An Introduction to Ecosystem Services" (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 15kB Nov30 16);
  • In-class formative assessment: Instructors should provide oral feedback to each group on their presentations (see Unit 1.1 Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.6MB Nov30 16) for a description of the in-class presentation guidelines). Instructors can also utilize the "additional practice" exercises in the PowerPoint file as an assessment.
  • Post-activity formative assessment: Unit 1.1 Assessment (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.7MB Nov30 16);

Unit 1.2

  • A Watershed Hydrology Literacy Assessment (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 14kB Dec1 16) can be assigned as a follow-up assessment or exercise to the Watershed Hydrology Literacy reading or it can be assigned as homework following completion of Unit 1.2.
  • Post-activity formative assessment: Unit 1.2 Assessment (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) PRIVATE FILE 18kB Sep3 16);

Unit 1.3

  • Post-activity formative assessment: Unit 1.3 Assessment (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 20kB Sep3 16);

Unit 2 Assessments

Unit 2.1

  • In-class formative assessment: Unit 2.1 Assessment (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 16kB Sep4 16);

Unit 2.2

  • In-class formative assessment: Unit 2.2 Assessment (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 21kB Sep4 16);

Unit 2.3

  • Post-activity formative assessment: Unit 2.3 Assessment (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 20kB Sep4 16);

Unit 3 Assessments

Unit 3.1

  • Post-activity formative assessment of group mind maps, per the features of a good mind map, as outlined in the Unit 3.1 Teaching Tips and Techniques.

Unit 3.2


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These materials are part of a collection of classroom-tested modules and courses developed by InTeGrate. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
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