AUC lecturer Dora Achourioti has been awarded a UvA Grassroots subsidy for her project "Digital testing as part of the students' learning process."
In the first-year course 'Logic, Information, Argumentation', the logic tests take up much of the students' attention. Indeed, the tests can even distract some students from the main goals of the course, such as promoting active learning and enhancing critical thinking. This Grassroots project is a first step towards integrating the assessment part of the course into the students' learning process as opposed to conventional modes of testing that are typically designed to assess what has already been learned.
Grassroots projects are small-scale, accessible ICT projects from which the results can immediately be implemented in education. Grassroots are a great example of introducing and testing new techniques in education. Each year, there is a call put out for new projects and ideas for which students and lecturers at the University of Amsterdam can apply for funding to develop their ideas and implement them into their coursework or research. You can read more about Grassroots subsidies and the resulting projects via the link below.