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Feedback Exercises for a Dynamic Classroom

Faculty Development Workshop

Feedback Exercises for a Dynamic Classroom

James "Jeb" Byers

Professor, Odum School of Ecology

Date: February 17, 2015

Overview

A key aspect to interactive learning and assessment in the classroom is engaging students. Feedback exercises are a powerful means to create this sort of engaging atmosphere. Using feedback exercises helps to shape a classroom environment where instructors can readily assess not only if students comprehend the material, but also how they have internalized the content. Such exercises can be inserted before, during, or after the introduction of course topics to serve different learning and assessment objectives. The hallmark of this Award Winning Faculty Series session will be Byers' sharing his own fun, practical, and productive feedback practices from his courses.