Provoking thoughts about education #3: Rethinking assessment

Twenty seconds to really make you think #3: Rethinking assessment

Day 3 of the lockdown and provocative quote number 3. This 15 seconds of video could change the way you look at your whole assessment strategy. From John Holt’s ‘How Children Fail’. Click the image to watch the very short video of the full quotation.

Feel free to share with your team to start the conversation..

‘The problem is not to get students to ask us what they don’t know; the problem is to make them aware of the difference between what they know and what they don’t’.

[John Holt, (1964) ‘How Children Fail’: Penguin, Page 17]

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  1. William Bishop
    March 26, 2020 @ 06:06 am

    Thank you Tony, I am really enjoying the bite size videos and commentary. These will be shared with colleagues to promote debate and positive change.

  2. Tony Davis
    March 26, 2020 @ 09:09 am

    Many thanks, Will! There’s more on the way, most of which I truly believe, but also some that challenge my own thinking.

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