Promoting teachers’ innovation by using the One-Minute Paper
Palabras clave:Formative assessment, Active learning, Critical thinking, Higher education
Assessing learning is a critical issue in higher education. Implementation of assessment methods should promote the active engagement of students. In this line, the use of the One-Minute Paper (OMP) provides an easy and cost-effective method for gathering information about student learning. This formative assessment strategy uses brief questions to determine if students have correctly identified the most important topics from a class and to determine if they are left with any confusion concerning a particular topic. This article seeks to explore the use of the OMP model - as a formative assessment tool - by faculty members. For this purpose, a web-based questionnaire was administered to a sample of 45 teachers at a Chilean private university. Findings show that teachers use question-based assessment methods to improve students’ learning, but are not familiar with the OMP model. Therefore, ad hoc training should be implemented and future research should be conducted to explain the effectiveness of this formative assessment technique.
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