Graduate students who participated in a seminar course taught by Dr. Ike Choi on developing assessments for real-world problem solving abilities presented their unique projects at the AECT annual conference held November 6-11 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Lack of affordable and meaningful instruments to assess learners’ real-world problem-solving abilities is one of the key obstacles in implementing and advancing problem-oriented, learner-centered pedagogical approaches. In this symposium, four novel prototypes of assessment instruments developed by four independent teams in the University of Georgia’s Case-Based e-Learning Group over the last year will be presented. In this project, we focused on a key question: how to assess the processes of learners’ thinking when they are facing uncertainty and dynamicity in the course of their problem solving. The overarching theoretical framework to design problem-oriented assessment tools, the prototypes developed, the problem-solving models employed, the results of the initial implementation of the prototypes, and the challenges and limitations faced will be discussed.
- Case 1: Assessing clinical reasoning: A modified script concordance test
Presenters: Hui Rong, Russ Palmer, & Supriya Deepak Mishra
- Case 2: Assessing Perspective-Taking
Presenters: Jasmine Choi, Zackery Howington, & Katie Walters
- Case 3: Case-Based Assessment for the Universal Design of Physical Spaces
Presenters: Sejin Kim & Elizabeth R. Woods
- Case 4: Assessing Computational Thinking
Presenters: Seungki Shin, Yingxiao Qian, & Swagata Das
- Discussants: Dr. Xun Ge, & Dr. Andrew Tawfik