VNU-HCM Assessment of Difficult Soft Skills Workshop (May 26-27)

Registration Information

The registration will be closed on May 24th, 2020.

May 12, 2020 - 9:30am

Zoom

Login information will be sent to registered participants before the workshop begins.

May
12
When: May 12, 2020, 9:30AM
Where:

Zoom

Login information will be sent to registered participants before the workshop begins.

Instructors:  Dr. Scott Danielson -- Arizona State University, Mr. Thai Tran, Ms. Ha Mai,

Attendees:  VNU-HCMC CEA Faculty,

Expected Outcomes:  VNU-HCM lecturers and other staff will be led in an interactive workshop focused on building expertise in assessing difficult “soft skills,” or as AUN-QA refers to them, generic skills, of students.  Such skills include communication, teamwork, critical thinking and life-long learning.  Participants will have increased understanding of assessing student capabilities and using those results for program improvement. 

Agenda

Part 1 – May 26, 2020
7:45 – 8:00 am Zoom Registration and Entry into Zoom Room
8:00 – 8:10 am Welcome to Workshop and Zoom Approach
8:10 – 8:45 am Rapid Review of Bloom’s Learning Taxonomy and Assessment Tools
Participants will validate their understanding of Bloom’s Learning Taxonomy and assessment tools. Rubrics will be reviewed and connected to evaluation of student attainment of generic skills.
8:45 – 9:15 am PDCA and Constructive Alignment Exercise
Participants will plan their teaching and assessment strategy for a Bloom’s level 6 student activity.
9:15 – 9:30 am Advanced CATs
Participants will explore use of advanced CATs (Classroom Assessment Techniques) that operate at higher Bloom’s Taxonomy levels.
9:30 am – 9:45 am Biological & Tea Break (on your own)
9:45 am – 10:30 am Advanced CATs (continued)
Participants will explore use of an advanced CAT (Classroom Assessment Technique) that are adapted to get rapid feedback on particular type of student learning.
10:30 am – 11:00 am Assessment of Student Communication Skills (an easier “soft skill)
Communication skills are usually broken down into three areas—oral or presentation, written and graphical. Graphical communication can include engineering drawings or use of appropriate graphs and charts. Each mode of communication is best assessed using a different rubric or type of rubric. Participants will explore different rubrics related to specific modes of communication.
Part 2 – May 27, 2020
7:45 – 8:00 am Zoom Registration and Entry into Zoom Room
8:00 – 8:10 am Quick Review of Yesterday’s Learning
8:10 – 9:00 am Assessment of Student Teamwork Skills
Teamwork skills are important to all professions, including program assessors! For many students, teamwork is a mystery—they are often told to do it but are rarely given instruction in how to do it. Various assessment rubrics can provide both a way to instruct students and evaluate student skills in teamwork. Participants will explore use of different rubrics related to teamwork.
9:00 – 9:30 am Assessment of Student Life-Long Learning Skills
A common student learning outcome is student ability to perform “life-long learning.” Participants will explore the meaning of life-long learning and explore ways to assess student ability to practice life-long learning skills.
9:30 am – 9:45 am Biological & Tea Break (on your own)
9:45 am – 10:45 am Constructive Alignment Case Study
Participations will be given an instructional case study related to a student learning outcome of “critical thinking.” From the case study details, Zoom breakout teams will develop an appropriate learning outcome, devise an instructional strategy that aligns with the outcome’s Bloom’s Taxonomy Level and select/design the assessment activity/tool to determine student learning (attainment of the learning outcome of critical thinking).
10:45 am – 11:00 am Workshop Wrap-up
Thank you