Assessing Student Learning: Identifying Your Target

archer-and-blimp-33417v-croppedJane Dunphy, a longtime collaborator with the Teaching & Learning Lab and the author of today’s post, directs MIT’s English Language Studies Program and has taught a variety of subjects in professional and cross-cultural communication. She works with colleagues across MIT by developing effective pedagogy for the multicultural classroom and providing support to international TAs and faculty members.

Melissa Barnett, one of TLL’s three Associate Directors for Assessment & Evaluation, clearly relishes the opportunity to discuss all things assessment. During a two-hour workshop tailored specifically for language instructors in Global Studies & Languages (GSL), we explored what we knew, what we didn’t know that we knew, and what we most definitely didn’t know about assessing our teaching and our students’ learning.

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