Assessment Philosophy

My assessment philosophy is connected to my teaching philosophy, in the sense that students are central to the way I teach. To directly quote my teaching philosophy, “I believe that learning is a life-long adventure that is led by natural curiosity and individual desires, and that schools provide a learning environment that encourages and provides support in learning.” Naturally, assessment practices are a part of the learning environment. I think that assessment should be a well-integrated part of the life-long learning adventure and should support learning. For me, the worst thing assessment can do is to make students afraid to fail, become complacent, or value a mark and not information about how they are doing and how they can improve.

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