“What Am I Doing? Is It Getting Me Anywhere?” Scaffolding Student Metacognition

Steven Volk, Director, Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE) and Professor of History Emeritus, Oberlin College Contact at: svolk@oberlin.edu Hands up those of you who have had students come to your office hours anguishing over the poor grades they received on an exam. I’m not talking about the student… Read More

Multiple Choice Makes a Comeback

Rick Warner, Associate Professor of History, Jane and Frederick Hadley Chair in History, Wabash College Contact at: warnerri@wabash.edu Over the past generation or so, History teachers (and I suspect others) have moved from the older model of assessing students through multiple-choice (MC) examinations, which are often thought to be old-fashioned… Read More