STEM Education Seminar: Dr. Joss Ives
Dr. Joss Ives
Title: “Two-Stage Collaborative Group Exams: How and Why”
Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss two-stage collaborative group exams, and instructional strategy that promotes individual accountability and collaborative learning in an exam environment. The most common implementation of this exam format has the students first take the exam individually, and then once all students have handed in their individual exams, they organize into small collaborative groups and take the same or similar exam again with only a single copy of the exam being given to each group. I will discuss implementation details, such as group formation considerations and common variations in implementation. I will also discuss the research literature surrounding this instructional strategy, and my own research which includes the use of video analysis to examine factors that influence level of participation, and investigations into their impact on learning.
The STEM Education Seminar & Journal Club Series is sponsored by the Helmsley Charitable Trust.