It was an idea for framing an exam review session, and it came to me at 3 a.m. in one of those slightly desperate bursts of inspiration that dare us to do something different and unconventional. That was five years ago. Since then I’ve used the idea in undergraduate survey courses, graduate seminars, and lots of other courses in between. I’ve decided it’s a good idea and worth sharing with others.
When students see a clear link between their concerns and your course content, teaching and learning improve. The trick is establishing those connections. Using examples from the literature and her own teaching, presenter Alice Cassidy shares three guidelines to help you reach students more effectively.