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Friday, 24 May 2002

SIDE EFFECTS OF ASSESSMENT

Yup... as i mentioned earlier, i had study day and it was on assessment.. The day started with everyone completing this sentence:
The problems of assessments are..........................
I listed quite a few, i.e. i am so tired of being assessed , problems giving constructive feedback, balance between working to score and working to learn....(surface and deep approach in learning)
The interesting part was at the end, we discussed about side effects of assessment.... stress, sense of achievement, euphoria, perfomance based anxiety, intimidating, competitive.... list goes on..... All in all, it was said that assessment drive learning and teaching..... It was said.. i don't really agree....

At this point in time, i am JUST SO TIRED AND SICK OF BEING ASSESSED!!!! i will get over it.. i have to .. just give me some time.... i will learn to see the good lovely favourable side effects of assessment.....

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