I have just completed the PIDP 3230 course at Vancouver Community College. This is a great course about how both informal and formal assessment strategies can be used to evaluate learning. For one of the assignments I created a video that contains some great information about an informal strategy called the Misconception/Preconception Check. This strategy is concerned with how misconceptions and preconceptions that students bring to a field of study can impact and even block their ability to integrate new learning. Using this informal assessment strategy can help both instructors and students to identify and discuss different misconceptions and preconceptions in light of the facts, new information, and research that is part of their next learning experience. To watch my video about the Misconception/Preconception Check, click on the link below.