3-Read Friday #24
MCQs, belonging, and attention
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Here are three blog posts that I found interesting this week.
The teams at No More Marking and Axiom Maths have taken some of Eedi’s diagnostic multiple-choice questions, given them to nearly 2000 students, and analysed the results. What I find particularly interesting is how the choice of the wrong answer seems to be influenced by the achievement level of the student. I look forward to reading more insights from this study in the coming weeks.
I have written previously about how Call and Respond is one of my favourite means of participation. I like it because it is quick, fun and involves every student. In this fantastic post, Jo points out another benefit - how Call and Respond can engender a sense of belonging in a class. This is something we do, and we all do it together.
David makes a really important point that is relevant for anyone delivering CPD, or indeed anyone hoping to bring about a change. The focus should not be on the technique, but on the purpose. Hence, the session should not be about how to use a mini-whiteboard effectively, but instead how to sustain students’ attention for which the mini-whiteboard can be a useful tool.
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