Assessing Learning: Laughing At Testing

September 2, 2010

Warning, the language here gets a little out of bounds, but it is funny, and it does nicely skewer a popular objection to testing students to find out whether they are learning.

Hey, it’s The Onion at work.

The clip does remind us that often the most important part of teaching is helping your students find motivation.  Without that, they are unlikely to learn.

h/t The Quick and the Ed.

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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