We're launching a new campaign today called #purposedassess
, the aim of which is to provoke debate about what we are trying to do when assessing people in an educational context. The campaign will last for the month of August (2011) with a new question each week.
The first question is a broad one: What's the purpose of assessment?
Here's how to get involved:
1. We want the debate to be distributed across a wide range of places, but collated here in this thread. Google+ (at the time of publishing this post) hasn't got threaded comments which makes it better as a collection
point rather than a debating tool.
2. Write a blog post, start your own Google+ discussion, tweet or otherwise post your opinion(s) on the purpose of assessment. Add a link to them in the comments below.
3. Find and debate with others on those threads, on Twitter (use the hashtag #purposedassess), or elsewhere.
4. Use this thread to collate what's going on - try and limit the number of replies to the responses given here. Save that for the threads elsewhere that are linked to.
Please direct any questions you have for clarification to +Doug Belshaw
and +Andrew Stewart
please.(Image BY-NC-SA KTVee)