Could a teacher know that the students know?

2012-10-12

Hans Linde at CFL in Søderhamnd, Sweden, is currently testing the Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe) in his health care classes. He describes a fundamental challenge that every teacher is faced with in every class: 

The teacher thinks that the students have understood everything, and the students think they have understood everything correctly - even though neither is necessarily true.

How can the teacher instantly detect misunderstandings and misconceptions on part of the students? 

 

Hans Linde describes in this video  (only available in Swedish) how he uses PeLe to pick out the areas where the class has failed. Afterwards he uses PeLe as a tool to provide immediate feedback, so that the students immediately learn from their errors. What looked like a "failure" has been turned into a success. At the end he uses PeLe to measure on-the-fly the rise in knowledge of the class. 

12.10.2012 

SRS 2.0, PELE 1.5, Eval 1.0 and iLike 1.0 are available for use.