Best practices for field days : assessment tool and observation protocol

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Best practices for field days : assessment tool and observation protocol

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St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service




The Best Practices for Field Days (BPFD) Assessment Tool provides systematic observation methods to evaluate the success of Field Days in meeting intended educational outcomes. It uses evaluator observations to help organizers improve learning conditions and to help presenters develop their skills. Using this assessment tool will improve programs and enhance the student experience.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under the REESE Grant No. DRL- #0635559. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the University of Minnesota.

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Carlson, S., & University of Minnesota. Extension Service. (2009). Best practices for field days : Assessment tool and observation protocol. St. Paul, Minn.]: University of Minnesota Extension.

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