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Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)
and then through a follow-up self-assessment. Student writing is then available
for use to optimize instruction according to how students think and the
difficulties they encounter. I found that this resource improves learning -
refer to my published a paper on the impact CPR writing had on learning
provide free access to this resource, once the instructor has received the
Thomas Nolan (Faculty)
CPR has several strengths:
1- CPR requires the instructor to carefully think through a writing assignment. Clear instructions, specific questions, and exemplar responses need to be posted.
2- CPR sharpens student critical thinking by requiring self-assessment.
3- CPR fosters collaborative learning by engaging students in a critical review of the writing of their peers.
CPR is an especially effective stragegy for managing writing assignments in learge classes, where giving individual evaluative feedback can unduly tax a solo instructor's time.
However, face-to-face workshops are available which optimize the usefulness of the program. An online tutorial would be very helpful.
One of the program technicians (Tim Su) is available by email and responds promptly to calls for help.
Tim Su (Faculty)
I have used CPR in my general chemistry courses. If you have a topic, activity, lab or demo that your students "just can't seem to get" (many misconceptions) and you are looking for something different to explore - try this! The system helps the instructor focus on the lesson plan. The students write to learn.
I am currently one of the faculty trainers and mentors with the CPR Development Team, so if you have any questions feel free to email me.
I recommend to faculty that they attend a workshop for the optimum learning experience with the system - you will learn how to use it, and how to write your own assignments.
Teacher Education Editorial Board (Faculty)