Workshop on CCE - a thought

Mahuya, (2013) Workshop on CCE - a thought. Learning Curve (20). pp. 65-68.

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There has been a paradigm shift in the way we look at assessments today. The older system (traditional examination system) of assessment and evaluation was mainly based on paper- pencil tests and a lot of importance was given to rote learning and memorization. It focused only on measuring the knowledge and understanding level of the child. Marks and ranks which were awarded, pointed out the learning level reached by the child at the end of a semester and his / her position with respect to other peers in his / her class. There was no scope for remediation. It gave least importance to the development of skills and higher mental abilities of the child as well as his overall personal development. The progress of learning made by the child, over a period of time, was never evaluated. All of this created a lot of anxiety, stress, frustration and even humiliation amongst children as well as their parents. Such examination system is a misfit for the 21st century knowledge-based society which wanted children to become innovative problem solvers. Hence there was an urgent need to replace the old system.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mahuya,
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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