Pedagogy – Scrap exams to create schools of the future – news – TES

A report on the findings of this year’s Equinox Summit. Amongst the more interesting:

the summit’s conclusion was that, in less than 20 years, “knowing facts will have little value”, meaning that schools will have to scrap conventional examinations and grades and replace them with more “qualitative assessment”. This would measure a student’s all-round ability, rather than testing their knowledge in a particular subject.”

A lot of other sound and common-sense ideas are reported on here. All good stuff.

Address of the bookmark: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6365265

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