Thursday, December 17, 2015

Teaching creative thinking, collaboration, interpretation, presentation

See this article, where the University of Essex has ditched exams for philosophy students. This is a lot like my BA in English at ASU:

"Exams clearly have their merits. But in the advanced study of a subject like philosophy, we need to test students’ ability to think in an original and creative way, rather than simply their power of recall. Formal exam conditions are poorly suited to testing the skills that are honed by a philosophy degree: problem-solving, independent learning, collaboration, interpretation and presentation; attributes that are prized by employers across a range of careers."

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