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Assess students prior knowledge to identify misconceptions

Activity type:  Feedback, Student Learning 

Tool(s) used:  LumiNUS Quiz, Readings, Weblinks

Prior knowledge is necessary for learning, hence it would be a benefit if faculty are able to assess their students’ prior knowledge of a subject before they start their introduction of the subject in class.

Using a simple quiz (LumiNUS Quiz) with multiple choice questions, faculty can quickly gauge their students’ knowledge level. For instance, you could have a short quiz at least two days before the lecture asking students to identify new concepts or distinguish between various new concepts in the assigned readings.