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Establishing and Assessing the Paradigm Shift: From Instructor-focused Teaching to Student-Focused Learning Carrie Bartek Dr. Mary Pearce Dr. Christopher Roddenberry Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
The Wake Tech Way: Best in the World
President of the Year
What can we do to prepare our students for a global advantage? Help them learn how to Analyze problems, Evaluate options and Create solutions
ACEThinking for Life Student Learning Initiative (ACE) Provide a conceptual model – Blooms Taxonomy Create measurable student learning outcomes Assess and report these outcomes
The Conceptual Model: A New Kind of Vision
Our Conceptual Model Anderson, L.W., et al. A Taxonomy For Learning, Teaching, And Assessing: A Revision Of Blooms Taxonomy Of Educational Objectives. New York: Longman Press, 2001.
ACE Initiative (The Process) 1.Teach the model to teachers 2.Develop questions and grading rubrics emphasizing Blooms model (and verbs) 3.Become more systematic in creating and evaluating student work
Mathematical Reasoning as CT: Interpreting a Data Table
Example of Results - Math Learning Objective 11 - After completing this course, the student will analyze data. This will be demonstrated by their ability to analyze the data in a table and create the appropriate model.
Example of Results -Math The handout Functions by Graphs is used for generating a discussion of key concepts the students must know for Test 1 in MAT 161. Upon completion, students will successfully analyze the graph of the function and interpret the rate of change of the function.
Example of Results: Sciences Objective 16: Evaluate the risks associated with geologic hazards.
Assessment Instructor Portfolio Samples Common questions on exams or common exams
The Spectrum of ACE Implementation Quantitative Data Qualitative Data
The Paradigm Shift Instructor- Centered Content-driven Passive learning Individual learning Instructor as knowledge disseminator Learner Centered Outcome driven Active-learning Collaborative learning Instructor as learning facilitator