Exams might be stressful, but they improve learning - Deepstash

deepstash

Beta

deepstash

Beta

Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

Exams might be stressful, but they improve learning

http://theconversation.com/exams-might-be-stressful-but-they-improve-learning-35614

theconversation.com

Exams might be stressful, but they improve learning
In recent weeks, students across high school and university classrooms have been breathing sighs of relief. Exams are officially over, and celebrations have begun. For many students, exams seem a necessary evil. Time-consuming yet inevitable. But are exams really necessary? And are they evil?

3

Key Ideas

Save all ideas

The purpose of assessments

Good assessment programs use a range of strategies and tasks, in varying contexts, to understand what students know and can do.

Tasks must also be “fit for purpose”. A task assessing base kn...

82 SAVES


VIEW

Exams focus on breadth

In most disciplines, there are specific bodies of knowledge that students are expected to learn.

Exams enable assessors to test the students’ breadth of understanding of topics.

66 SAVES


VIEW

Exams enhance learning

Studying for exams deepens learning.

  • Searching through one's memory and retrieving the relevant information strengthens the memory pathway.
  • Learning is particularly strong when...

86 SAVES


VIEW