Tag: Exams

Slow Education

Can we do away with the hot-housing, ditch the obsession with testing, boost learning — and STILL keep accountability in schools?

Testocracy

China’s drill-and-kill education system makes kids very good at passing exams but very bad at thinking + innovating.

The curse of counting

How our obsession with measuring everything ends up warping education + childhood. Ditto for tackling problems in every walk of life – a point I make in THE SLOW FIX…

The first rule of Test Club is…

The first rule of Test Club is…

in Children

What are the two most depressing words in the English language?This week, my vote goes to “test club.”That’s where my daughter is this…

Fast teachers

Fast teachers

in Children

News of more acceleration in schools – only this time it’s the teachers who are being sped up. The British government today announced that in…

Blinding them with science…

in Children

At breakfast this morning, I heard an alarming report on theBBCabout falling standards in science in UK schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry…

Testing times

in Children

Around the world, exam season is switching into high gear. Months of studying, training and sweating are all coming down to a few…