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Cooking for the buffet - Individualizing course content to improve learning. NCAT Redesign Alliance Annual Conference Orlando March 18, 2008 Dennis Pearl The Ohio State University. Learning Styles Distribution. Options in a 3-choice Buffet. Large group.
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Cooking for the buffet - Individualizing course content to improve learning NCAT Redesign Alliance Annual Conference Orlando March 18, 2008 Dennis Pearl The Ohio State University
Options in a 3-choice Buffet Large group Problem solving may be replaced by out-of-class problem solving coupled with on-line mastery quizzing. Small group
Nuts and bolts issues • On-line contract and student tracking • Common coverage of learning objectives • common list of ≈ 10 objectives per week • EEGP-example from life experience, example outside, generalize, practice • Equalize difficulty • to remove as decision metric • Support equitable testing • makes up about 2/3 of grade
Student Performance Notes: Class-to-class variability during 2002-2007 under the buffet model has been ≈ 1.5%. Students needing to retake the class reduced from 20% to 12%.
Summary: Benefits of Buffet Strategy 1. Individualized presentations 2. Students participate in decisions about their learning 3. Fostering commitment • student contracts • checklists • calendars 4. Increase self-awareness • learning styles • school strategies 5. Allows experimental tests of pedagogical modifications