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Allowing students to make mistakes does not make one a bad teacher- understanding learning beyond grades

Research in neuroscience and the psychology of learning in the last decades has persistently demonstrated the immense plasticity of the brain, the importance of the adolescent years for the development of higher order cognitive abilities and the inherent nature of practice and struggle for growth function (Hohnen & Murphy, 2016). So why do we still […]

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Should exams be scrapped?

In the digital age where knowledge recall has become less important, the role of exams is being called into question. We discuss their future “Exams don’t assess abilities, they merely provide a snapshot of the knowledge an individual has been able to retain at that given point in time,” wrote Peter T Howe, Principal of UWC […]

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Behind the scenes of MYP assessment

Have you ever wondered how MYP exam papers are marked? We asked our assessment team to map out the journey taken by Middle Years Programme (MYP) exams once a student has completed them. Take a look below. Related posts: How will we assess students in the future? How happens to your DP exam paper? The […]

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Read your course book first

By Matt McGee It has escaped none of my students that economics is a ‘composite’ subject – including (but in no ways limited to) mathematics, history, political science, statistics and … well, stories. The ability to become a good economist rests on two foundations: Good solid understanding of basic concepts and terms Skills such as underpinning arguments, finding flaws with economic reasoning […]