Dec 21, 2022
In yet another of our Winter Shorts episodes, Kevin Patton discusses his experience with Pre-Tests as a learning tool—not simply an assessment tool. Surprisingly, the use of Pre-Tests improved student scores on the regular tests.
00:00 | Introduction
01:07 | What is a Pre-Test?
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09:25 | More Strategies for Learning the Skeleton
15:13 | Staying Connected
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Guess what? This is another one of our winter shorts! Yep, that's right, it's a shorter-than-usual episode in which I present one or two, or maybe three or four, classic, evergreen segments from previous episodes that are remastered, reconstituted, and recycled for your listening and learning pleasure. But mainly it's to give me a break for self-care over the holiday season. We'll be back to our regular programming in late January.
Pre-Testing isn't just for measuring prior competence before new learning starts. By itself, regardless of its use in course assessment, it's a powerful learning tool. Listen to Kevin's experience with pre-testing in his A&P courses.
★ The first of two classic segments from Pre-Testing for a Powerful Learning Boost | Episode 3
★ Other episodes & seminars related to the pre-testing concept or practice:
Pre-Tests as Student Success Tools (more on Kevin's case study; has links to other resources)
Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (a great book that includes some info on using pre-tests as a learning strategy)
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The discussion continues, focusing on what happened in Kevin's anatomy and physiology course after he implemented his pre-test scheme.
★ Second of two classic segments, it was first heard in Nine Super Strategies for Teaching the Skeleton | Episode 10
★ Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87 (gamification, discussed in this segment, is elaborated further in Episode 87)
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