Multiple-choice questions overrated: researcher
Published on June 27 2011
It’s a device we remember from our younger years as we pored over pop quizzes.
Sometimes the answers were obvious. Often, one was “all of the above” or “none of the above.” Conventional wisdom told us that when in doubt, we should pick C.
But the multiple-choice question, with its firm role in our education system, might not be doing students or teachers any favours, says Joe Engemann, assistant professor in the Faculty of Education.