At this time of year there is a great emphasis on testing pupils most obviously with GCSE and A-Level examinations.
Kevin Avison, full time member of the SWSF Executive since 1999, has written and had published in ‘Education today’ magazine and ‘Education Magazine’ two articles that look at the concept of testing and examinations in schools.
These articles consider aspects of testing such as its historical background and implications to children and society, as well as looking at alternatives to the standard exam structure carried out in most schools throughout the UK & Ireland such as those adopted by Steiner schools.
To see these articles please follow the links below: –
by Kevin Avison Published June 2018 in Education today and available to read here:-
https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0Aiy7k/ETJune2018/html/index.html?page=32&origin=reader (see pages 32 and 34) or you can Download & view a pdf copy here.
‘Exams – testing times’
by Kevin Avison Published 12 June 2018 in Education Magazine and available to read here:-
https://issuu.com/review-magazines/docs/ed77_for_web (see pages 18 and 19) or you can Download & view a pdf copy here.