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Alternative Grading Practices

March 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:20 am

March 8, 10:00am – 11:20am, Blended Delivery

Do you ever think that grades may reduce your students’ interest in learning itself?

Or perhaps you dread the day you have to pass a somewhat subjective judgement on the students you have otherwise worked hard to build a trusting relationship with?

While it may be challenging to get completely rid of grades, or to “Ungrade” (Blum, S. 2020), there are many alternative practices, we can employ to start focusing our own and our students’ attention more on teaching and learning than on grading. Join us as we explore specific alternative grading practices including their potential to ensure┬ámore equitable or meaningful learning experiences, encourage┬ámore risk-taking, consider student (and teacher) wellbeing and build better relationships with students.

Learning outcomes:

1) Identify at least one reason why you want to consider an alternative approach to grading
2) Choose an alternative grading approach you will implement/try for a course this fall
3) Share and receive feedback (in triads) on how you will apply this alternative grading approach

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March 8, 2022
10:00 am - 11:20 am


Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5 Canada
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CapU Centre for Teaching Excellence
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