Document Type

Event

Event Title

Experiences with an Alternative Grading System

Presenter Information

Brian SouzaFollow

Location

MC 415

Start Date

10-1-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

10-1-2018 10:30 AM

Description

Are you frustrated when students focus on outcome (i.e., a grade) instead of process (i.e., learning)? In this presentation, Brian will discuss his experiences implementing “contract grading” in an introductory health and wellness course. Contract grading is a general term for alternative assessment strategies designed to improve motivation (i.e., mindset), performance, and life-skills and decrease the negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors sometimes associated with traditional grading schemes. Brian will briefly describe the course and a theoretical rationale for alternative assessments. He will also share his successes and failures by highlighting student feedback.

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Jan 10th, 9:30 AM Jan 10th, 10:30 AM

Experiences with an Alternative Grading System

MC 415

Are you frustrated when students focus on outcome (i.e., a grade) instead of process (i.e., learning)? In this presentation, Brian will discuss his experiences implementing “contract grading” in an introductory health and wellness course. Contract grading is a general term for alternative assessment strategies designed to improve motivation (i.e., mindset), performance, and life-skills and decrease the negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors sometimes associated with traditional grading schemes. Brian will briefly describe the course and a theoretical rationale for alternative assessments. He will also share his successes and failures by highlighting student feedback.