- Ashley Dale
- United Kingdom
Examinations vs. Coursework in Education?
In my personal experience, I have noticed classes becoming more exam based than coursework/project-based.
I feel project-based learning is far more effective than exam-based learning - you actually apply what is taught in classes to problems, hence require understanding rather than regurgitate a memorised syllabus on paper in a couple of hours and forget it a week later. Of course in the latter, people shouldn't apply themselves like that - but the majority do.
Yes, exams are less time consuming to mark, but is that the only reason? We're too lazy .. too cheap to teach the next generation effectively?