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The Photography Teacher's Handbook by Garin Horner

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Chapter 13 Quizzes That Empower

Incentivize and Support Engagement With Pre-Class Materials

Low-stakes, graded quizzes are important tools for the flipped-classroom environment because they serve as a strong incentive for students to engage the course content prior to class. When students know they will be held accountable for actively learning outside of class, they are more likely to study course content and complete projects. The timely and frequent use of quizzes also helps students to reinforce in their memories what they have learned. Neuroscience researchers have proven that “Mixed testing/ studying leads to better memory retention compared to repeated study only” (Vestergren & Nyberg, 2014). In fact, quizzes help students to remember ...

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