Grading That Enhances Education
In short, students will study for what's on the test, so if you don't find a way to test the important things, such as the application of knowledge not just memorization, then your students are unlikely to learn the important things. Even students who really want to learn, will be biased to study for what's tested not what's necessarily important.
Interwoven Learning (+ "Familiary" cellphone photo activity)
In interwoven learning, instead of just going from topic to the next topic, the topics are constantly overlapping. This can create better memory and better skills in critically applying knowledge. Professor Campbell discusses an activity in which he has students visit a museum in week one and generally learn all the topics he will teach in class across the term. That way everything for the rest of the class is a "familiar" feel and is interwoven. It also shows that to understand anything fully, you need to know many different pieces of knowledge and perspectives in your head at once.
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