Alternative assessment methods?


In the episode "Dr. Immordino-Yang: How Emotions & Social Factors Impact Learning" of the , discusses alternative assessment methods, particularly highlighting the Performance Assessment Consortium in New York City. This consortium utilizes an innovative approach where students engage in multidisciplinary projects for extended periods, sometimes spanning months to years. These projects involve deep exploration of a topic, interaction with experts, and presentations that include reflections on their learning process and decision-making. This method contrasts with traditional exams by fostering intellectual curiosity and personalized learning experiences. Immordino-Yang advocates for an education system from preschool to post-secondary that systematically engages students in inquiry-based learning, underscoring the need to align educational practices with natural human curiosity and the drive for meaningful engagement 1.

Reimagining Education

Mary and Andrew discuss the flaws in the current education system and the importance of engaging students' natural curiosity and intrinsic motivation to drive meaningful learning experiences. They highlight the success of alternative assessment methods and the need for a preschool to post-secondary education system that supports intellectual curiosity and inquiry-based learning.

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