Is assessment a necessary evil or a blessing in disguise?

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This week’s post comes from #chat2lrn crew member, Judith Christian-Carter B.Ed (Hons), M.Phil, FLPI, Chartered FCIPD. Judith is a Director of Effective Learning Solutions, a UK-based learning services company. You can find her on Twitter @JudithELS

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As a learning professional, do you regard assessment to be part and parcel of your job role? If you do, then you aren’t alone but why is the learning profession so obsessed with assessment? Is it by desire, or as a result of coercion from line managers and senior executives? Even if the reasons are largely historical, this still doesn’t make the need for assessment to be right, or serve as an excuse when it’s done badly, which, alas, is all too often the case.

Testing, testing and yet more testing

Today, in several countries there is much controversy surrounding the excessive testing of school students. However, for some time there has also…

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Reading Log atau Agenda Membaca

agenda-bacaReading Log atau agenda membaca ini diisi sesudah siswa melakukan SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) atau membaca diam selama 15 menit sebelum pelajaran Bahasa Indonesia di SMP Lentera Harapan Kupang dimulai.

Sedikit testimoni dari saya, SSR ini sungguh banyak membantu dan memberi manfaat. Baik kepada guru maupun siswa. Jadi, ada baiknya, di setiap sekolah memberlakukan adanya program ini.

Saya sendiri sangat senang dan menyambut gembira ketika pada tahun 2015 kemarin dari kemdikbud mencanangkan Gerakan Indonesia Membaca. Hanya saya kurang tahu sudah sampai di mana kegiatan ini berjalan. Semoga dengan bergantinya menteri pendidikan bukan berarti program-program positif pun ditinggalkan dan diabaikan.