Assessment, as defined here, is a major part of pedagogy and used to answer questions such as these:

  • How well do the students understand the concept?
  • Are the students improving in their understanding?
  • How well are the students able to perform the skill?
  • Why are the students unsuccessful?
  • Is the faculty member an effective teacher?
  • How is the mentoring process contributing to the growth of the individual?
  • What is the difference in learning when a new teaching strategy is used versus the former strategy?

Select the topic from the side bar at the left and either explore the content or use it as a guidebook to successful assessment practices.

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Ann Gleig
College of Arts and Humanities Ann  Gleig At the heart of my teaching philosophy is the conviction that teaching is a vocation in the original sense of its Latin root, vocare, a summoning to a particular type of service; in this instance, the call to nurture the full development of the individual within a scho...

Victoria Loerzel
College of College of Nursing Victoria Loerzel As a nurse and educator, my teaching philosophy revolves around the belief that it is my responsibility to provide nursing students with a solid foundation for safe and appropriate nursing practice. I believe students are adult learners and should be self-motivated and in charge of their own learning. However, stu...

Ernest Smith
College of Arts and Sciences Ernest  Smith When I began my full-time teaching career, the first text I taught was from Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, where the Brazilian educator contrasts "problem-posing education" and "the banking concept of education." According to Freire, the key to education is dialogic learning, rather than the one direct...