Example: Looking at a Think Aloud

August 20, 2008

Jose thinks aloud: Click here to view this video of a student working through a math problem Pasadena City College. Think alouds are ways of getting a transparent glimpse of what students are thinking when they are trying to learn. Think-alouds prompt students to verbalize their thoughts as they solve a problem, case study, or […]

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Making Sense of Evidence

August 20, 2008

Once you have gathered evidence and data, it is sometimes a challenge to make sense of what you are seeing. Often, student learning evidence can add to complexity or confusion by giving you too much data; or it can be difficult to interpret in part because the reasons for student confusion might be opaque or […]

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Think Alouds: Definition and Uses

August 20, 2008

Think-alouds prompt students to verbalize their thoughts as they solve a problem, case study, or interpret an important text. The focus in the think-aloud is to gain access to student processes when working on an important topic of the course, central to the discipline, not necessarily whether or not they successfully complete the task. Several […]

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