Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Participants (from 4 countries):
USA: Rick | Argentina: Johny | Iran: Behnam, Noorola, Hanieh, Rojhano | Egypt: Zeinab
Format: General Discussion
- There needs to be some way to measure a students progress in learning a subject, and historically the current grading systems have done the job satisfactorily
- Many grading systems measure the capability to memorize things i.e. quizzes, but not really understand the detail behind any subject
- Grades do not give an accurate picture of what people have learned, rather its a snapshot in time
- A more appropriate way of measuring knowledge would be to use a grading systems based on practical application of the knowledge to a skill, task etc.
- Black and white scores kills creativity
- Just as individuals learn in various ways, the way to measure knowledge could also rely on multiple variables
- As a point of interest, Einstein did not pass high school, so what does this say about using grading systems to gauge knowledge?
It was an interesting discussion. Thanks everyone for participating. Below are the links to listen to it.