CARMA Colloquium

12:00 pm

Thursday, 20th May 2021

Location to be decided

Joint presentation with AustMS/AMSI lunchtime seminar series

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Emma Zbarsky

(Wentworth Institute of Technology)

Conversation as Assessment

As educators, we need to assess our students for a variety of reasons from the mundane requirement to submit ranked scores to the arcane desire to encourage and track learning. I have developed my approach to oral examinations for undergraduate students in an attempt to support collaborative analysis of my student's understanding, as well as an opportunity for growth and discovery right up to the final moments of a course. I will present my experiences using oral assessments both alone and in combination with written work in multivariable calculus with mid-level students, in partial differential equations with upper-level students, and in introductory calculus with first-year students.