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The blog of 'Deans For Impact'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:14 pm

Our attention has been drawn to the organisation 'Deans For Impact' which looks very interesting and promising for raising understanding of teacher-preparation.

See this blog posting 'In action on testing, put learning at the center':

http://www.deansforimpact.org/post_In_a ... enter.html

In action on testing, put learning at the center

By Peter Fishman

If our national discourse about education were informed by The Science of Learning, we would be having a much different conversation about testing.

Over the weekend, I couldn’t help thinking about The Science of the Learning as, first, President Obama, and then countless media outlets, reinforced the common misconception that testing hinders learning.

“Tests shouldn’t occupy too much classroom time, or crowd out teaching and learning,” the President said on the White House Facebook page.

“Kids take too many tests, Obama administration concedes,” reported Slate Magazine.

“Obama wants students to stop taking unnecessary tests,” proclaimed National Public Radio.

“Obama takes a stand against ‘overtesting,’” read the headline in the Washington Examiner.

The problem with the headlines is the implication that testing and learning are mutually exclusive...


Do read the whole posting...

This site looks as if it is well worth keeping an eye on!
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Re: The blog of 'Deans For Impact'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:47 pm

I just tested the link on the message above and it is no longer available.

However, here is the link to the Deans for Impact site which is definitely worth keeping an eye on:

https://deansforimpact.org/about-us/

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