Article: Why philosophers shouldn’t sit exams

16/12/2015 – The Guardian

The University of Essex ditches assessment by examination for philosophy students. Exams will be replaced with extra contact hours with staff, a focus on student presentations and group-based problem-solving tasks.

The University claims that exams are a poor means for assessing the skills that are fostered during a philosophy degree such as “problem-solving, independent learning, collaboration, interpretation and presentation”. The changes have been made in close consultation with staff and pupils.

Read the full article here.

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