by Prof. Hangen - December 3rd, 2010
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This assignment is not “graded” but do I expect everyone to complete it. Your input is very valuable as I think about how to teach this course again in the future. Your responses will only be seen by me. Reflect on some or all of the following questions. Length of the paper is up to you.
Over this semester, in what ways has this course affected your…
- Critical reading skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Information literacy skills
- Writing skills
- Active learning/ Participation skills
- Class discussion skills
What was most new/ surprising/ difficult for you in this class?
What scholarly tools (practices, techniques, strategies) did you develop this term to approach people, events and ideas of the past?
Which readings, class activities, or assignments contributed the most to your learning this term?
Which readings, class activities, or assignments did not contribute as much to your learning this term?
How successful was the fiction project? What suggestions do you have for how to structure it differently next time around?
In the course design, I built in flexibility and gave a greater-than-usual measure of student control over certain aspects of the course, including class session agendas, the number and scope of assignments, and the schedule of deadlines. Comment on that design, or how that design affected your learning.
Compared to your other classes, was taking an “honors course” different in some noticeable way? If so, how was it different?
Comment on the use of technology and/or web tools in this course. What worked well for you, what didn’t?