Students Build Exam Question Pool

Fourth year medical students were asked to construct a multiple choice question bank for use on their curricular exams.  Educators hypothesized that this would promote student communication and study.  One and a half out of four exams were composed of questions that the lecturers picked from the students’ pool. Lower-performing students performed better on the students’ constructed questions, however group study time was not increased.—Lee Ann Schein, Ph.D.

Jobs A, Twesten C, Göbel A, Bonnemeier H, Lehnert H, Weitz G. Question-writing as a learning tool for students — outcomes from curricular exams.
BMC Medical Education 2013, 13:89 (21 June 2013)

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