Activating deep approach to learning in large ...

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Activating deep approach to learning in large classes through quizzes
Author:Maria Knutson Wedel <> (Chalmers University of Technology)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

The aim of this paper is to describe a new learning activity, Reflection quizzes, the design and to analyse how learning is affected. Reflection quizzes are given in the beginning of lecture allowing students to test themselves on how much they remember from the previous lecture. I go through the answers briefly. The students took on different approaches; some discussed together, some competed, some wanted to sit on their own using their notes. Many stated that the best was to find out why wrong was wrong and it was clear that they took on a more deep approach towards learning.