Getting the Most Out of Multiple-Choice Questions Workshop (Waterloo)
Date: Oct 23/13
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: 202 Regina, R270
Multiple-choice tests are the most widely used form of objective assessment in university settings, but using them effectively is not always a simple matter. Because writing high-quality items requires some expertise, we will consider guidelines that can make the task much easier. In addition, we will consider how to write multiple-choice items that assess higher-level cognitive skills rather than rote memory. This workshop is designed to provide instructors with very practical tips that they can start using immediately in their everyday teaching. Participants are encouraged to bring along some multiple-choice items from their own classes to work with during the session.
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Presenter: David DiBattista, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, from Brock University
David DiBattista received his doctorate from the University of Waterloo and is now a Professor of Psychology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. After many years of doing research on eating and drinking behaviour, he now focuses his efforts on issues relating to teaching and learning. In recent years, David has published articles on various aspects of multiple-choice testing in journals such as The Journal of Experimental Education and The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. David particularly enjoys helping instructors to develop the skills they need to make the best possible use of multiple-choice questions in their courses. Over the past several years, he has made dozens of presentations on multiple-choice testing to instructors at colleges and universities across Canada, and he has served as a consultant to educational publishers and government agencies. David has won numerous teaching awards, and in spring of 2007, he was named a 3M National Teaching Fellow.
Contact: Tara Herriot
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.3507
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