According to Ken Robinson (2009) standardizing assessment is not the answer to the question of how we can ensure quality assurance in education. Instead, we should be investing more in teachers and trusting their knowledge and expertise when it comes to teaching, learning and assessment. With regards to assessment, Robinson says that “education is being
My thoughts for the blog post this week were inspired by a couple of critical questions posed in a recent online discussion between education management professionals. The following two commonly held assumptions were made explicit: (a) Collaboration among teachers across disciplines for project-based learning is essential for real learning in schools, and (b) Real education
The following quote from Bolman and Deal’s Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership had me thinking: “Experience, one often hears, is the best teacher, but that is only true if you reflect on it and extract its lessons”. How true. Professional development is all about continually learning to be a better teacher, and what better
Teachers are expected to continue to develop themselves professionally, but what does professional development really look like to teachers? How do we measure it? How do we know it has occurred? Is it about formal studies and gaining academic qualifications? Is it about experience? Is it about teaching practice?