2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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Four-way high-fives during exams: Adding a group phase to provide immediate feedback and increase enjoyment

Jun 6, 2019, 1:15 PM
1h 30m
SCC 9051 (Simon Fraser University)

SCC 9051

Simon Fraser University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) Physics Education / Enseignement de la physique (DPE-DEP) R2-1 Workshop: Implementing Two-Phase Collaborative Physics Exams (DPE) | Atelier: examens de physique collaboratifs en deux temps (DEP)


Jared Stang (University of British Columbia) Joss Ives (University of British Columbia)


Two-phase collaborative exams—or group exams, in which students first complete the exam individually and then form groups to complete the same or similar questions—are a flexible and effective method for adding immediate formative feedback to what is traditionally a summative experience. This workshop will support participants to engage with the evidence for including a group phase and to develop their own two-phase exam implementation plan. Specifically, by the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the rationales for adding a group phase to a summative solo assessment.
  • Develop their own implementation plan for a group exam, in their context.
  • Provide specific recommendations to their students to maximize the student benefit from a group exam.

The workshop will be collaborative and participatory, including a group-exam implementation worksheet and an open discussion focussed on how to support students to maximize their productive engagement during a group exam. Preliminary results from our UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund-supported project “Evidence-based best practices for two-stage collaborative exams” will be shared.

Primary authors

Jared Stang (University of British Columbia) Joss Ives (University of British Columbia)

Presentation materials