Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Exams over

I've just arrived home shattered after completing my Open University exam this afternoon. Now I'm sitting slumped in front of the PC with a glass of wine wondering how I had all that energy when I was 16 to take several exams in one week. Ho hum...


Not to mention how shattered all those markers and examiners are too. The OU 'processes' some 230 000 students every time exam season (October) comes round. Why do we all do this to ourselves, when there are much more imaginative ways for a person to work out - and to show - what sort of learning they've achieved? [the answer is, of course, mainly to do with the demands of the labour market. It shouldn't stop us continuing to asking the question, though.]