Monday, March 24, 2008

Random Thought of the Evening

Teaching to the test, focusing lessons and plan not on providing illumination of the course's material but making sure that a class's scores don't slip too far below the median is a road to mediocrity. One that begins by trying to derive metrics from the unquantifiable. The purpose of education isn't knowledge but teaching the ability to learn for oneself. Focusing on assessments of factual retention ignores that.

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