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Should knowledge be only calculated on the basis of marks one gets or there is something much more important than just marks ?....

nowadays ones knowledge is calculated on the basis of marks ,should there be a way which looks at the way how one applies what he/she knows throughout a period of activities and not just couple of hours...

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    Jul 12 2011: Non cognitive skills like negotiation, persistence, hard work, etc. I personally know so many colleagues and former classmates who extremely well in academic pursuits but stumbled in work life. So academic excellence alone is not the best measure, but sometimes it is seen as a proxy for some of the non-cognitive skills. For instance if you scored well in school, you must have been hard working. A flawed assumption, but widely accepted.

    Education systems across the world are grappling with this. In India, HOTS or Higher Order Thinking Skills was made a part of the assessment process but with limited success.

    A system that is objective yet broad-spectrum is like the Holy Grail. We are all looking for it.

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