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Claire Ellen Weinstein had a presentation some years ago about four ways of
Knowing:
    Knowing what you Know
    Knowing what you don't Know
    Not Knowing what you Know
    Not Knowing what you don't Know

I found this useful with many students who fit the last two categories.

Bob


> From: Susan Jones <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
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> Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 13:40:17 -0600
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> Subject: Re: Assessing aptitude for CAI courses in developmental math
  I suspect that 
> having a sense for when you know something is a key element for success.
> 
> 
> Susan Jones
> Academic Development Specialist
> Academic Development Center
> Parkland College
> Champaign, IL  61821
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>>>> [log in to unmask] 03/17/06 3:53 PM >>>
> Hi!  
> 
> Here's a late Friday afternoon question:  Our new math lab coordinator
> wants to pilot a modular, computer-based developmental math course next
> fall. From the pool of all the developmental math students, he will have
> to choose a handful for this pilot. He asked me if I have an inventory
> or some such tool that would indicate a student's aptitude for that kind
> of class. There are learning styles inventories that can suggest that a
> student would have relative ease with visual (and perhaps kinesthetic?),
> independent learning, but I'm wondering if there is something specific
> for this kind of learning situation? So my questions are: 1. What are
> the skills and/or predilections needed for success in a computer-based
> modular class?  2. Are their instruments currently available to assess
> these skills?
> 
> Thanks for your generosity in sharing your wisdom, knowledge, and
> opinions (not necessarily in that order!).
> 
> Laura 
> 
> Laura Symons
> 
> Coordinator of the Learning Center
> Piedmont  Virginia Community College
> 501 College Drive
> Charlottesville, VA 22902-7589
> 
> 434 961 5310
> 
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