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CELT’s book group discussions are designed to engage faculty in a range of research-based topics focusing on teaching and learning. During these lively, interdisciplinary discussions, participants are encouraged to consider how what they’ve read could stimulate changes in their individual teaching practices.

Book Group Spring 2022

Date: Tuesday, February 15th 12-1:30pm
Location: Zoom
Email celt@tufts.edu to register, a link will be sent to you.

Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), Edited by Susan Blum

Book Summary
The moment is right for critical reflection on what has been assumed to be a core part of schooling. In Ungrading, fifteen educators write about their diverse experiences going gradeless. Some contributors are new to the practice and some have been engaging in it for decades. Some are in humanities and social sciences, some in STEM fields. Some are in higher education, but some are the K–12 pioneers who led the way. Based on rigorous and replicated research, this is the first book to show why and how faculty who wish to focus on learning, rather than sorting or judging, might proceed. It includes honest reflection on what makes ungrading challenging, and testimonials about what makes it transformative.