Our education is developed in a way that we ‘guide’ our students through a main topic. In a lesson plan, the topic is split in subtopics, using several resources and activities to guide a student.
A part of the guidance is to ask a few questions about the subtopic, not focusing on getting a perfect score on the questions, but mainly for the student to see if he understood the treated topic.
After handling the questions and feedback, the lesson plan continues to a different topic, building forward on the information already studied.
Our previous educational system supported this way of developing education, by giving the option to add a question as single element. In itslearning we’re struggling to find a right fit for what the teachers created. Using ‘tests’ in itslearning is a way to test the knowledge, but is more focused on summative testing instead of formative testing. By using the tests, students feel a pressure to perform, being afraid to make mistakes instead of using it in an informal way to learn from it.
Using the tests gives us another challenge: we cannot use open answers asking students to give a motivation on their answer, since there’s no way to give proper feedback or examples.
We would like to see the possibility to add a question to a (lesson)plan as a single resource/activity. The student gives his/her answer and immediately gets feedback. In this way, you can quickly test a student’s knowledge and give feedback in an informal way.
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