I think that our perception about what we “know” can sometimes be a little off. I would like to think that as an individual who has almost 40 years of experience related to welding that I would be a “highly knowledgable” person. However I would NOT score 100% on the CWI exam if I took it today. Who knows, I may not even reach my previous scores. Even though I have taken it and passed it 3 times without taking a single CWI course, my knowledge is based on how much I use it.
I started teaching my 1st welding inspection class this past week. It goes 2 nights a week for 3 or 4 hours and before the class started, I provided the students with two sets of questions. One allowed them to identify how “confident” they were about the question and then the following quiz allowed them to select the answer.
The results were interesting.
Below is a link to questions on the “confidence” survey which after you complete it, will give you the link to the questions in which you answer the questions.
After you complete the 1st set of questions, you will be provided a link to the 2nd set of same questions but with the actual answers available. You must click on or record that link at the end of the 1st set of questions or you will be unable to see it.
You will need a google account and will only be able to answer 1 time. I have no desire to do anything with your email address. I think you can put anything there as long as you have the google account. That will be where your responses are emailed to though
The form will gather the times between when you end the 1st survey and start the questions. If the time is too long, then I will assume that there was some “studying”.
Enjoy! After I leave it out there a few days, I will combine the data and publish the results.
No need to take the quiz either. I would love to know what your thoughts are on allowing students to estimate their confidence when answering questions. It seems like a great indicator of the actual “level” of knowledge.