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Jason Tan, Ph.D.

Students in the life sciences are often taught a wide range of content without being instructed on how researchers organize individual pieces of information into discrete conceptual domains to solve problems. Teaching and assessing this complex behavior can be challenging, but card sorting, an active learning technique, can be used to address this need effectively. As a result of attending this seminar, participants will 1) understand the basic components of card sorting and other related classroom assessment techniques that can help teach/assess student structuring of knowledge, 2) experience first-hand how these activities impact student learning, and 3) gain preliminary insights into how to use existing or customized card sort “decks” in their own classrooms.

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If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call 804.828.0017 at least 3 business days prior to the event. Please contact Karen Gau at gaukh@vcu.edu with any other questions. 

This How-to Talks by Postdocs session is co-sponsored by the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and VCU Postdoctoral Association. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Monday, October 16, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Lecture Room (Room 2-010)
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Karen Gau