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Do you like standardized testing or do you think it stifles the creative mind?


 

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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    I agree that it doesn't stifle creativity except in cases where it is the main form of education. One of my students from China said that there have been no recent inventions in his country because creativity is not an encouraged trait there.

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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    There are many ways to move towards higher learning (doing!)without grades and tests. & I agree-- not everyone thinks this! I'm a prof at a university and when I tried to give students comments instead of grades, it did not work for some.


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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    Very true... Do you think there is a good way to do (semi) standardized testing while taking into account different backgrounds?


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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    You bring up a very good point-- how can we test differently-abled children while still encouraging them to be able to "fit in" with the rest?

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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    True-- I agree we should all have a certain knowledge base... But how to decide what is most important when there is so much to know?? (And still let kids --and adults! -- play and be creative...)


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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    Good point! I would love to see some creative/imagination/idea based questions included in standardized tests. Interesting...

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    Kommadant 4 years ago

    I totally agree with you. I am currently studying for the GRE and as much as I oppose it; I know that it is beneficial for the schools to see the scores so they can gauge their incoming students.


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    Ciel Clark 4 years ago

    I agree. We need the tests, but we also need.... What do we need?? Maybe for teachers to have time to do inspired learning depending on their students? What do you think?