Create discussion questions and answers based on the reading(s) in the calendar.
Question should be designed to remember important information from the readings, not trivial details. The instructor will classify questions based on Webb's Depth-of-Knowledge:
Level 3 : Strategic or Extended thinking
- encourages explanation, generalization, or connection of ideas
- relates to other content, like previous readings or class material
- requires deep knowledge
Level 2 : Basic Application
- requires action or decision based on information, e.g., solve a multi-step mathematics problem
- typically a correct answer
- "Best" questions (e.g., "What is the best way to do ___?") will typically be classified as Level 2 because there are too many factors fo fully consider for Level 3.
Level 1 : Recall and Reproduce
- requires a short answer response of factual information
- question's answer is easily found in the reading
Level 0.5 : Low level recall and reproduce
- questions with very limited, recall responses, e.g.,
- multiple choice questions
- yes/no questions
- one or two word responses
Other (problematic for some reason)
- question does not make sense
- question is too vague to have a clear answer
- question is not relevant or important to the content of the reading(s), e.g., "Who is the author?"
- no answer is given
Note: Only the first part of a multi-part question will be classified.
Questions are classified and receive points as follows:
- Level 3 → 4 points
- Level 2 → 2 points
- Level 1 → 1 point
- Level 0.5 → 0.5 points
- other → 0 points
Answers earn no points, but may modify the level. For example, answers that contradict the reading(s) or answers that are incomplete result in a one level reduction.
Maximum per assignment.
"Our job as teachers and teachers of teachers is to teach how to ask questions" —P.R. Halmos