June 14, 2005

Autono Blogger: Schools not places for learning 3

Autono Blogger: Schools not places for learning: Furthermore, how does one measure linguistic competency unless it is through testing, thereby reinforcing the goal oriented mentality that our students are so heavily conditioned by!
Good point. Possibly one way round this is by involving students in decisions concerning their testing and their learning, and course objectives. However, my own feeble attempts at this lead me to think that something else is additionally needed. Some kind of consciousness-raising.

No idea yet if it will prove fruitful or practicable, but I'm now reading (and enjoying) Theatre of the Oppressed and .Games for Actors and Non-actors by Augusto Boal.

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