Writing Great Clicker Questions (FTEP; Mar 2012)

by Stephanie Chasteen on April 18, 2012

I forgot to upload the slides and handouts from last month’s Faculty Teaching Excellence Program presentation on Writing Great Clicker Questions.  As usual, you can find all my past presentations on the “presentations” tab, so you can find the materials from a workshop that you’ve attended, or check out the various workshops that I can offer.  If you’re offering your own workshops on the same topics, you are more than welcome to use any of my activities, slides, or handouts, as long as you give attribution!

Abstract for this past workshop:

This workshop will focus on writing those questions for use with peer instruction that engage students, spark their curiosity, help recap material, give you insight into their thinking, or help them learn critical ideas in your discipline.  We will investigate the surprising power of multiple-choice questions to achieve critical thinking skills.  We will practice writing questions that align with our goals for students, discuss the elements of effective questions, and look at various examples to get ideas for our own courses.

Here are the handouts:

  1. Tips for successful clicker use
  2. Question stems (Bloom’s Taxonomy)
  3. General workshop handouts

Here are the slides:


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