Three simple steps to make your assignments more transparent and inclusive
August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The transparency in learning and teaching framework (TILT) is based on research which showed that by using transparent methods, learning, retention and self-efficacy is raised for all students, and in particular for first-generation students and other underrepresented groups (Winkelmas et. al., 2016). Building transparent assignments is one concrete way to make your course more inclusive and accessible to diverse learners. In this workshop you will be trained on the simple core components of transparent assignment design, how to evaluate assignments for transparency, and peer-review assignments to identify areas where transparent methods could be applied. You will leave this workshop with a modified version of one assignment illustrating how to build transparency into your teaching practice. Please bring a paper copy of one of your assignments, and any provided evaluation criteria to this workshop.