Arguably, we are on the cusp of educational transformation that will profoundly change all that we have historically done in our classrooms. In terms of learning, the buzz word 'transformational' has been so overused that it is now disaggregated from its denotation. For many educators, 'transforming learning' has involved a little bit of 'reinventing' around the edges. But Michael Nicholas reminds us in 'The little black book of decision making' that true transformation is "what happens when a piece of paper is put in a fire - there is no going back" (p.3). Covid has, quite fortuitously, caused us to rethink education and quite frankly, I believe that there is no going back. The intermittent changes to education that we saw during lockdown has surely restructured the way we consider teaching and learning and what we value in our learners. Nicholas (2017) asks all the right questions, particularly, "How will you keep up?" (p.3).
Nicholas, M (2017). The little black book of decision making. John Wiley & Sons: West Sussex, UK.
Thought provoking, Jo! I hope that covid has been the catalyst for transformation in assessment; particularly standardised. Let’s look more to collegial moderation throughout education for equitable assessment and look to more holistic processes in university acceptance!