I have just finished creating a presentation as part of the final work in this class. As always, I was asked to write a reflection about the class. It never ceases to amaze me how much I learn while doing the final project. After learning about assessment for learning it certainly makes perfect sense. The learning is in the doing. Sure, I learned a lot while I read the course materials; it helped me to gain knowledge on this topic. The discussions with my colleagues helped me to make better sense of the information and to develop a deeper understanding. Every time I completed an assignment I was driven to use my knowledge and understanding to reason and draw conclusions. Now, in this final week having completed all the course work I recognize now that the final assessment did in fact promote higher-level thinking! I think the assessment was good – it focused on the key objectives and brought them all together for use in a single project. The first part was a paper…then a presentation. I thought I had learned a lot with simply writing the paper, but in fact I learned even more while creating the presentation because I prompted me to review my work. And once, again…this final reflection. More than ever I can recognize that I am indeed in a learner-centered environment, guided my my instructor.
Here is a link to the presentation I created for my final project. http://prezi.com/-hzr2v1zb40y/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy