A slightly edited version of the letter below was published in The Courier-Mail of Saturday 29 August 2015. Underlined words were deleted and bracketed one inserted. The paper's heading for a collection of four letters was "External exams fairer and limit cheating".
External exams and the 21st century world
Clive Newton and Paul Thomson (Letters, 28/8) provide (provided) useful balance to the inflated claims by some about the benefits of external exams.
One thing this change represents is the return of time-pressured handwriting marathons as an educational gate-keeping mechanism.
In the contemporary world of ubiquitous keyboards and touch screens I wonder how well that will genuinely prepare students for the real world beyond the school gates.
Atherton SHS Presents
Atherton State High School Presents will be the first activity for the Townsville Branch in 2019. The program is designed to share experiences and practical advice relating to the different contexts of English. Full details are available here. Where: Pimlico SHS When: Saturday 16 February, 2019 Time: AGM - 8:30, first sess...
This is the first time I have been to an ETAQ conference and it was really sensational to get so much at all of the sessions.
ETAQ conferences always have sessions that make me excited to be a teacher.
I know that ETAQ conferences in the past have never disappointed - valuable, relevant, practical, inspiring so I came again.Read All