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Monthly Archive for April, 2015

It’s hard to believe, but the last day of class – April 29th- is just around the corner! Have you thought about how you want to end the semester? We typically put a lot of thought in to the first day of class, but sometimes fail to put the same effort into the last day. […]

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Teaching With Debate

Debates can be an effective and engaging way for students to analyze different concepts and to develop critical thinking and public speaking skills. They are also a useful technique for achieving greater participation in class and for discussing controversial issues in a structured environment. The Kaneb Center recently hosted a workshop on using debates in […]

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Multiple choice tests are: the best assessment strategy regardless of the situation easy to write and easy to grade unable to accurately measure a student’s knowledge assessment tools that can be useful in many situations   Multiple choice assessments are one among many assessment tools that can be used to provide formative or summative feedback […]

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The Kaneb Center recently hosted a workshop on facilitating discussion in the social sciences and humanities. The panel was led by four Notre Dame faculty members who utilize discussion in their classes, and provided reflections on and methods for leading effective discussions. Below are some of the highlights of the workshop: Panelists: JoAnn DellaNeva, Associate Dean […]

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