|Our current test orientated system|
|The trouble with targets you don't notice the ones you miss.|
This prevents students from entering into the process of learning itself. They are taught to learn information for a reason ulterior to learning itself: a grade. This alienates them from the simple joy of learning, an activity that is a process and cannot be quantified. Examinations are reduced to the recollection of data and facts as though disparate data can fascinate anyone, much less be retained.
( Seeing learning as a verb, a 'doing word', is in line with an important phrase from the currently almost sidelined 2007 New Zealand Curriculum - students should 'seek, use and create their own knowledge'.)
|Learning like dance unfolds with experience|