Provoking thoughts about education #6: On assessment
Twenty seconds to really make you think – #6: On assessment
Provocative quote number 6. Could this 15 seconds of video change your whole view of assessment? From John Holt’s ‘How Children Fail’. Click the image to watch the very short video of the full quotation.
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‘It is not the teacher’s proper task to be constantly testing and checking the understanding of the learner. That’s the learner’s task, and only the learner can do it.’
[John Holt, (1964) ‘How Children Fail’: Penguin, Page 36]
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