HPAT tests show how we can reform system

Ireland“In the ongoing debate about the Health Professions Admissions Test (HPAT) we need to remember that our education system must innovate if students are to meet the challenges of higher education first and then the complex world of work. Above all we must emphasise the capacity for critical thinking and problem solving. The Leaving Certificate has served, and continues to serve, our students and society well. But it has limitations. Rather than head down the tortuous path of radical reform that some propose, we could, as in the case of medical education, deploy its strengths along with other assessment processes such as the HPAT …” (more)

[Tom Boland, Independent, 24 August]

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