The idea of distributing the final exam at the first class meeting has positive and negative aspects that are explored. It has motivational implications for enrollees and instructor. Carrying out this plan requires careful course preparation to assure congruence of course objectives and instructional strategies, as well as appropiate evaluation of learning in both formative and summative forms. This proposition promotes effective teaching and learning of higher order thinking skills.



exam questions, higher order thinking skills, evaluating learning

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