12 May 2016
There is a well-established way of thinking about schooling - one that focuses on teaching age-based curriculum and assessing students on that curriculum. But, there is an alternative.
One well-established way of thinking about schooling goes something like this. The curriculum spells out what students are expected to learn at school. The role of teachers is to teach the relevant year-level curriculum. The role of students is to learn what teachers teach. The role of assessment is to determine how much of what has been taught has been learnt. Students are then graded on how well they have learnt what teachers have taught.
The alternative is to think differently about the nature of learning: the characteristics of learners, the school curriculum, what it means to ‘teach’, the role of assessment, and the nature of ‘reporting’. In short, to think differently about schooling itself.
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