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Look to the source of the problem before reforming the education system

January 14, 2014

Why is the education system so controversial?

Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that it pretends to represent everything but in the end stands for nothing.

example 1:

Overview of Assessment 9.1)
Longitudinal competency development approaches to assessment, such as Profiling, require data to be reliably gathered in a form that can be consistently interpreted over time. This approach is best utilised in Apprenticeship programs and reduces assessment intervention. It is the industry-preferred model for apprenticeships. However, where summative (or final) assessment is used it is to include the application of the competency in the normal work environment or, at a minimum, the application of the competency in a realistically simulated work environment. It is recognised that, in some circumstances, assessment in part or full can occur outside the workplace. However, it must be in accordance with industry and regulatory policy.

The above passage comes from a training package aimed at Tertiary And further Education.

In short it is complete nonsense pretending to be elevated intellectualism.  It has no meaning, other than what the reading imposes upon it and offers no help to instructors.  This is some of the worst writing I have ever read.

However it is repeated through hundreds of documents as if it is holy writ.

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