Rote learning and standardized testing

I just finished reading “How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?“, by Erin Millar in the Globe and Mail.  It made me consider how much we value teaching and testing individuals rather than teaching and testing groups of people.  If two of the skills students need for the future are communication and collaboration, then perhaps there ought to be more group discussions and projects in schools.

My favourite quote from Dr. Hargreaves is, “Instead of measuring what we value, we have got stuck in valuing what we can easily measure.”  I’m sure Einstein would agree.


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