THE WORLD PRIZE FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE 2019-2020, APPROVED BY THE PROVINCIAL Municipality of URUBAMBA, THE Hispanomundial UNION OF WRITERS (UHE), OF PERUHE; MOTIVATIVATIONAL STRIPS, THE SULTANATE OF OMANATE OF OMANATE OF OMANATE AND THE WORLD NATIONS WRITERS UNION, BY KAZAKASKAN
It’s time to explore new thoughts, ideas, language, idioms, and methodologies to pursue post-covid19 education. While students are made responsible for learning, teachers should be made responsible for relevant meaningful teaching which leads to independent learning, critical thinking, development and application of mind and skills, and search for knowledge that facilitates growing and living in a constantly changing 21st century society.
We need to put our heads together to find an alternative to the sickening and stressful system of testing and examination and grades that define our education, achievement and eligibility for a degree, job, or business. We need to eradicate the evil of coaching centres that thrive on solved papers, model papers, sample papers, guess papers, question banks, solutions, notes, study packages, and various other short cuts just as teachers in colleges and universities dictate notes, lectures, answers to a SELECTED set of important questions, and finish their syllabuses.
Once we do away with the practice of tests and exams, and make students responsible for learning what they must in a year or semester, we would create a new generation with values that will decide for itself how to live or make a living in the complex 21st century.
If tests are considered so necessary, allow the testees to use books, notes, laptop, computer, whatev. It is the teachers who should be tested for the questions while students should be tested for their skills, understanding and communication. Which is NOT rote learning or memorization.