Good grades at school are not the goal – so argues Alf Kohn

You watch these two short video clips where Alf Kohn argues that the more students seek high standards [performance] as measured by grades rather than learning through the task the less they learn. It’s an interesting argument to put and I think he indicates that student narrow their focus.

I wonder whether parent would believe this conundrum – do they just look at marks on reports and tests – as that is all they have to go by – rather than learning the actual skills, concepts and understandings.

I wonder if the Ultranet has the power to engage students and parents in goal setting and reflections on learning rather than marks?

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1 Response to Good grades at school are not the goal – so argues Alf Kohn

  1. Mitchy Walkaaa says:

    So i can use this as an excuse when i get my next low grade?

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