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20 Minute Mentor: Using Authentic Assessment to Assess Student Learning
June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This 20-minute mentor discusses authentic assessments that can best assess student learning. Assessment can be a scary word, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead, it should focus on letting faculty measure a student’s growth and how to tell if learning is taking place. Michael G. Strawser, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida discusses how he uses authentic assessments in their classroom.
- What is an authentic assessment?
- List and describe the key concepts and components of authentic assessment.
- Explain the importance of student-centered learning and how its relevant to course design and assessment.
- Discuss the difficulties of implementing authentic assessment methods in teaching and learning, considering their holistic and transformative nature and its benefits.