Is this course right for me?
Target Audience: Staff wishing to explore a number of straightforward rubrics to allow students to assess the usefulness of a range of material.
This session will allow staff hands-on experience with the CRAP detector (currency-reliability-authority-purpose) and other simple but powerful rubrics which allow students at all levels to critically engage with the literature in any discipline.
We have all heard students ask, ‘How good is that website/conference paper/journal article/book chapter and how can I tell?’ The challenge for lecturers is to help student to develop the critical skills to answer these questions for themselves. Starting with the CRAP detector (currency-reliability-authority-purpose), staff will use a number of routines which help students to answers these questions for themselves. Moving beyond the CRAP detector we will look at questions to encourage students to write a critical synopsis and how these questions can be developed to inform critical analysis.
'Reading student's' written work so often provokes the reaction, "How could they write that!?The CRAP detector is a straightforward rubric which can be used by students from first year undergraduates to doctoral students to start them thinking and writing critically.'
- Use the CRAP detector and other rubrics in practice, to help students to develop critical reading and writing skills.
- Critically evaluate the usefulness of the CRAP detector and other rubrics for use with students
UKPSF Dimensions: A4, A5, K3
Delivered By: Morag Findlay on behalf of Organisational and Staff Development Unit