Class Participation.

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Novalis, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Novalis Registered Member

    Should students be graded for class participation? When answering the question, take into account the introverts, students facing language barriers, and those struggling with anxiety disorders.

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  3. RADII Registered Senior Member

    I always have 'participation' as one of my grading points, & am very explicit about the fact that a 'behind-in-a-chair' is not participation. However, it is how you define participation that takes into account your obstacles [above]. I widen participation to include asking questions, the bulk of which qualify (yes, there can be 'dumb' or attention-seeking questions). I have found (over the past four years) that even the most reticent students participate by the end of the quarter/semester.
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