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Probing Student Understanding with Alternative Questioning Strategies
  Location: KFC Courts
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.02
  Time: 5:15PM - 6:00PM
  Author: Jeffrey M. Hawkins, The University of Maine
2075706067, jeffrey.hawkins@maine.edu
  Co-Author(s): Brian W. Frank, Michael C Wittmann, John R Thompson, Thomas M Wemyss
  Abstract: Common research methodology uses research tasks that ask students to identify a correct answer and justify their answer choice. We propose expanding the array of research tasks to access different knowledge that students might have. By asking students to discuss answers they may not have chosen naturally, we can investigate students' abilities to explain something that is already established or to disprove an incorrect response. The results of these research tasks also provide us with information about how students' responses vary across the different tasks. We discuss three underused question types and their possible benefits. Additionally, we present results from data gathered using these question types and contrast these with results gathered using a traditional question.
  Footnotes: None
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