Evaluation Without “But…”

Few teachers take the time to highlight meaningful contributions that complement students’ performance. In kindergarten or elementary school, teachers use stamps or stickers to celebrate children’s good work. In secondary education, these decorations become less important and, at university, they disappear forever to become a red number on the corner of a page.

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Work Stations: an Alternative to Traditional Assessment

Pedagogical assessment has been losing ground in education, largely owing to a social function of learning certification. In order to find alternatives to the traditional means of assessment, we decided to explore an active, collective methodology and use work stations to verify what had been learned, without necessarily administering a test.

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