Why you can pass tests and still fail in the real world

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Innovations in the Classroom, Park Plaza Hotel (Boston, MA)
Why is it that stellar students sometimes fail in the workplace and dropouts succeed? Assessment has been called the "hidden curriculum" as it drives students' study habits. In this talk I will argue that most, if not all, assessment is inauthentic -- focussing on skills that are not relevant in life.