Questionnaire-based pre/post course testing can be used to extend the cognitive processes provided in short (2- to 6-hour) courses. When participants participate in pre-and post-course assessments and implement the changes they commit to at the end of a course, course designers can have an impact on knowledge and workplace practices. A carefully designed pre-course assessment offered prior to an educational activity can help professionals draw upon their workplace experiences prior to a course and during that course.
Lockyer, Jocelyn; Ward, Richard; Fidler, Herta; Toews, John; and Churcher, Margaret
"Outcomes-Based Courses: Using Pre and Post Course Measurements to Examine and Enhance Course Success,"
Journal of Executive Education:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jee/vol2/iss2/3