Reforming Education, Qualification and Testing

Publié le 21 Mars 2016

Left to my own devices I would reform the whole university system altogether and bring it down to what people need for their culture and work...
University courses today have left it at what university was when universities were invented (since the very end of the 11th century - OxBridge 10936)... i.e. people then had to prove they could write, speak Latin and Greek, and reason... nothing one single organisation needs today... except universities ! And yet nobody -except me- has every found this strange...
people with diplomas walk into their first job without the fainted idea what a company is... and they have been recruited on the basis of a qualification that has so little -and only remotely- to do with what they're expected to do in the course of their job to make their work and salary worthwhile ! Shocking really that we're stil there more than a1, 000 years later !


The same goes for exams...
People are tested on things they don't know and/or will never need... in a way that doesn't even test their skills -and most of those tests only rely on understanding... when candidates need expression just as badly- and that being done through a multiple choice answer system...

I have had some of my students 'play the game' of choosing a whole column of A/B/C/Ds just to see what results that letter would bring... and the minimum is as high as 25 %... many times nearing 25 %... meaning anybody taking such a test -while not speaking one word of English- would clock up a score of anything between 25 to 30 % ! Those tests perform very poorly...

Educational systems are begging for a reform that would bring them to meet the business world in the flesh... and join forces... have diplomas that answers what companies need... starting with test that really ensure the students are competent in the skills required of them to do a good job...

Jesse CRAIGNOU

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