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Student-Driven Discussions with Packback

We are stuck in a fast-answer epidemic. Students have practiced finding the quickest solution, instead of learning how to internalize information and participating in thought-provoking discussions. At Packback, we believe that when students are given an opportunity to be curious and ask the big questions, they’ll be equipped with skills to become future innovators. Packback encourages students to explore classroom materials in a new and interesting way, which makes students more willing to engage and apply their learnings.

What Is Packback?

Packback Questions is a tool used to supplement a professor’s teaching style and help achieve learning objectives such as increased engagement and critical thinking. Packback facilitates online discussion and uses Artificial Intelligence to help professors provide individual coaching, moderate and grade discussions and motivate students throughout the term.

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Teaching Critical Thinking through Electronic Discussion Platforms

Electronic discussion can stimulate and develop critical thinking skills in students, and we’re not the only ones who believe it.

A scholarly article by Steven Greenlaw and Stephen DeLoach called Teaching Critical Thinking with Electronic Discussion spoke on the subject more than ten years ago, and as technology has continued to advance, electronic discussion is finding an even bigger space in student thinking and curiosity.
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Higher Level Learning Doesn’t End in the Classroom

Packback encourages student curiosity in the classroom, but the higher level learning doesn’t end there. As students approach graduation and enter the career world, Packback wants to take that curiosity displayed in the classroom and put it to use post-graduation by working closely with hiring companies and recruiters.

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“Siri, how do I ask a better question?” The Importance of Curiosity in Today’s World.

We live in a time where we need to ask better questions. Our world is fast-paced and ever-changing. Yesterday’s answers don’t work to answer today’s questions. The idea that memorization is equivalent to real learning is making knowledge outdated and irrelevant quicker than ever before.

Curiosity is imperative for student success–in school and after graduation–today more than ever.

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Curiosity in the Classroom – Utilizing Bloom’s Taxonomy

Class, memorize, exam, repeat.

Valuable education is about more than memorizing facts and data and passing exams. Students’ thinking is far greater than a GPA. Packback believes that curiosity has a place in every classroom.

One framework that encourages curiosity during the cognitive process is Bloom’s Taxonomy. Packback Questions is a student engagement platform that utilizes this framework to ensure higher levels of thinking that students may not otherwise have the time or confidence to explore within the classroom. Already sold and want to learn more about Packback Questions? Click here. Continue reading to learn more about encouraging high level thinking.

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