The first-year experience – from the academic’s point of view

“… Then the discussion got really interesting. How much attention should we pay to the NCEA ie to systems of assessment used in schools – & also to their curriculum? How helpful is it for our students if we use those systems (or something similar)? Can we change the way we teach & assess our students, given that there’s likely to be more experiential learning – & assessment of that learning – going on in your average secondary school classroom than you’d see in many first-year lecture rooms & laboratories? And should we? …” (more)

[Talking Teaching, 7 July]

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