Critical Thinking, Assessment and Motivation with Ron Carriveau, Ph.D.

Join the Center for Innovative Learning as we meet and talk assessment Dr. Ron Carriveau on January 12 and 27. Pre-registration is required. Lunch is included in this session.


Ronald Carriveau earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Arizona. He has extensive experience in outcomes, assessment, and standards development as a consultant, test publisher, director a the school district and state department levels, and assessment development management for a large test publisher. He has taught at the elementary, middle school, and university levels and held the position of associate professor in educational
psychology. He has presented at national conferences and is currently the Outcomes, Assessment, and Measurement specialist for the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) at the University of North Texas. He is co-author with Philip M. Turner of the Next Generation Course Redesign (2010, Peter Lang Publications). He is author of Connecting the Dots: Developing Student Learning Outcomes and Outcome Based Assessments. Dr. Carriveau believes that the most important goals of the education process is to provide a learning environment that engages students in the processes of inquiry, learning, and critical thinking, helps students build a knowledge base that supports that processes, and provides clear and measurable learning outcomes and fair
assessments to measure the outcomes.

Faculty Development Sessions:

January 12, 2017. Measuring critical thinking skills. LIB 400, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Lunch is from 11:30 – 12:00, Session begins at 12:00 noon.
Critical thinking skills are needed for problem solving. This session provides the rationale, advantages, and limitations of measuring critical thinking skills with multiple-choice items, provides examples of higher-order-thinking item sets and scenarios for measuring critical thinking, and examines the LEAP Critical Thinking Value Rubric required for core courses.

January 27, 2017: Using assessment as an instruction strategy and for motivation purposes. LIB 400, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Lunch is from 11:30 – 12:00, Session begins at 12:00 noon.
Formative assessment has been shown to be one of the best strategies to ensure that students do well on summative assessments. This session clarifies the concepts of formative assessment, summative assessment, and competency and shows how assessment can be used for a prior learning measure, a strategy for introduction of new content, motivation based on success, and individualized instruction.

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