TalkingPoint wrote:Are exams a waste of time?
What do YOU think?
I think that really depends on the way exams are made. I believe that the traditional way of evaluating students is counter-productive.
I remember seing a documentary where this school evaluates students just with the purpose of knowing in what areas they are improving and what areas they need help. Once this is done, they make 'em work in teams to help each other, thus helping the teachers with their teaching.
The good thing is that the evaluation is not recorded. The student does not have to worry about any qualifications nor any possibility or having to go over the same school year next year.
So to summarize, well... yeah, I think they're a waste of time. At least in their approach.