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Teaching and learning tricky topics
Teaching and learning tricky topics

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5 Summary of Week 7

This week has continued to build on the ‘Assess’ stage of the tricky topics process that you have been learning through Weeks 4, 5 and 6. It has built on your knowledge of tricky topics that you developed over the previous weeks of this course and the work that you did on identifying and capturing your own tricky topic in Weeks 2 and 3.

You have read, this week, about the importance of evaluation and learned how to create a quiz which can be effectively used to evaluate an intervention. You have created a quiz to evaluate the intervention you designed in Week 6 to overcome individual stumbling blocks in your tricky topic. You have then been asked to test out the quiz and display your results on a spider diagram in order for you and your students (etc.) to visualise progress made in overcoming those stumbling blocks.

You should now be able to:

  • understand where the quiz fits into the tricky topic process
  • create tricky topic quiz questions which evaluate learning of specific stumbling blocks
  • identify different approaches to using tricky topic quizzes
  • set up and use some quiz questions for your tricky topic.

Your work on the tricky topics process is now almost complete. In Week 8 you will be reflecting on the whole tricky topics process in order to evaluate how far you have come and where you need to go next with tricky topics. You can now go to Week 8 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .