What’s Wrong With Student Participation? (And How Do We Fix it?)

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Most of us want students to be engaged in class, but how do you:

  • Define participation?
  • Record and grade it?
  • Provide meaningful feedback on it?

Those are the questions addressed in an article on participation policies, written by Maryellen Weimer (professor emerita at Penn State Berks and editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter). Continue reading