Tuesday 29 July 2014

Through the ages... the difference between real understanding, and examinations or tests


Real understanding: to have mastered and be able to use the relevant knowledge and concepts.

Four generations ago: to be able to use recalled facts and phrases to construct a rationally coherent and relevant extended essay.

Two generations ago: to be able to recall relevant facts and phrases.

Currently: to be able to recognize the correct fact or phrase from among a list of distractors.