Thursday, December 29, 2005

Educational goals

Here in Australia, outcomes-based assessment has taken a hold and is infiltrating quite successfully.  We have yet to combine it with the competitiveness and rewards-based compensation system that seems to be in place already in America.  Though I suspect those are on their way.  I wish they weren’t, and this blog and its added comments simply reinforce that fear.   Outcomes do not take into account inherent capabilities or societal influences, nor do they seem to me to rely on a holistic educational scheme.

“a healthy reminder that man is not primarily made to chase after his own creations. It’s not all about getting ahead, staying competitive, etc., etc. I’m not saying those are not worthwhile goals; just that they’re not the only ones, and perhaps not even the most important”

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