Escaping 'Grading Jail' while Improving Critical Thinking in Complex Systems

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Escaping 'Grading Jail' while Improving Critical Thinking in Complex Systems

Campus Units

Food Science and Human Nutrition, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Streaming Media

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Description

Kate Gilbert and Joey Talbert were dissatisfied. Coming from Industry into academics, they knew employers were looking for critical thinkers who understood food systems intimately and could connect the dots to problem solve production issues. They were not sure if their 400 level lab course achieved that – so they tried ThinkSpace.

This presentation addresses a fundamental tug-of-war that all instructors face – how can we make our courses more thought provoking for the students without sentencing ourselves to grading jail? Kate Gilbert and Joey Talbert from FSHN talk to us about the process that went into rethinking their approach and show us the modules they designed in ThinkSpace to make labs more substantive and post labs more applied – while still staying ahead in the grading game.

Publication Date:

11-2017

Publisher:

CELT, Kajal Madeka

City:

Ames, IA

Keywords:

Food Science, ThinkSpace, Feedback, Critical Thinking

Disciplines:

Food Chemistry | Food Processing | Instructional Media Design | Other Food Science

Escaping 'Grading Jail' while Improving Critical Thinking in Complex Systems

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