Learning, Educati...
Follow
Find tag "grading"
4.9K views | +0 today
Learning, Education, and Neuroscience
How meta-learning (information about learning) can improve learning, and related topics.
Curated by Pamela D Lloyd
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Pamela D Lloyd
Scoop.it!

Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System

Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"Education is in need of some changes. If we eliminate grades, we make room for many important shifts that must occur in our current climate. It's time to shift the mindset; teachers, throw out grades.

Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

"Teachers, students and higher educational systems need to start valuing learning and progress over points if we want our students to be truly career and college ready."

 

I can't agree more. The focus of education needs to be on learning, not on grades.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pamela D Lloyd
Scoop.it!

Formative assessment of students - Times of Malta

Formative assessment of students - Times of Malta | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Formative assessment of students
Times of Malta
Student-centred methodologies build their skills during peer and self-assessments and help them develop effective learning strategies.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

From the time we are six-years-old, teachers start the process of assessing our learning. Or, do they? How does the letter grade that gets applied to a student relate to what happens in the classroom? Does it include behavioral issues? Absences or tardiness? The level of effort a student puts in? Recognition of progress? In my experience, the single letter value assigned to a student may have very little connection to actual learning.

 

After all, students who are good readers may come into class ahead of their peers, make almost no progress in reading ability, and yet still receive an A, simply because they read well. That A tells them nothing about themselves, nothing about how well they learn, and nothing about how to improve their abilities.

 

But, assessments that focus on the student and which, instead of judging a student, provide realistic and helpful assessments of areas of both weakness and strength can be useful tools for students of any ability, at any stage of learning.

more...
Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, February 1, 2014 4:53 PM

Interesting read on how to use formative assessment effectively.

Scooped by Pamela D Lloyd
Scoop.it!

Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It

Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Letter-grades fail at giving students specific information about how they are doing in class.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Students don't need grades. In fact, grades can actually prevent real learning because students come to equate success in school with getting good grades, rather than with increasing their understanding of the subjects being taught and the world around them.

 

We know this. Not only has this been identified as a problem by educators for decades, but anyone who has ever started school as a curious child. excited by the prospect of learning, only to discover that school is boring, that school makes them hate learning, regardless of whether they get good or bad grades, knows this.

 

It's time to end the carrot and stick approach that is grading and begin giving children and their parents real feedback that promotes learning.

more...
No comment yet.