ERIC Number: EJ1055541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
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Reference Count: 8
Learning from Exam Results: A Unique Classroom Experiment That Stimulates Critical Thinking
Barkacs, Craig B.; Barkacs, Linda L.
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v1 Jan 2011
Seldom are students in a more heightened level of anticipation than when they are awaiting their scores on an exam, and it is that very anticipation that creates an excellent opportunity for experiential learning. For example, what do libertarianism, distributive justice, standards of fairness, the tax code, the marketplace, and government intervention have in common? All are topics that can be examined quite effectively in conjunction with the mere act of providing exam results to students. This paper will detail a powerful interactive class experience to present at such a time that is sure to capitalize on students' heightened level of attention and stimulate critical thinking.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Class Activities, Classroom Observation Techniques, Educational Experiments, Experiential Learning, Public Policy, Social Justice, Government Role, Intervention, Standards, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Expectation
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