The traditional grading framework can be flawed. One glaring flaw is how it does not incentivize student learning. Fortunately, regardless of the class being taught, ungrading is a solution for everyone. It allows students to better close the loop on their knowledge, along with additional benefits for students and educators. But what is ungrading?
This 20-Minute Mentor introduces the concept of ungrading and provides some big-picture examples of how ungrading works in different types of courses, including STEM courses. The expert presenter will explain the problems and drawbacks of a traditional grading framework and how ungrading can overcome them. Additionally, the presenter will demonstrate strategies for implementing ungrading in a classroom, including getting students on board, incentivizing students, and determining summary grades.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
• Describe certain issues with a traditional grading framework
• Define ungrading and its benefits
• Determine a variety of ways that ungrading may fit into your course