On Oct 13th, 2022, educational thinkers, practitioners and policymakers gathered on Zoom to discuss the challenges of the current assessment paradigm, and explored the potentials of an innovative orientation to education, one that places the process of relating at the centre of learning and well-being!
Many believe that the building blocks for realising the potentials of a relation-centred education are largely in place. However, the major obstacle to its advancement remains the defective, testing-based approach to assessment. Hence, to amplify the voice of students and teachers, in this webinar entitled “Educational Evaluation for Well-Being”, we presented an energising array of evaluative practices that nourish the potentials of relating while providing a wealth of resources for continued learning, and for enriching students’ (and teachers’) well-being.
Click here below to listen to Professor Kenneth Gergen’s Keynote Speech.
Prof Scherto Gill also provided key input to this webinar, in dialogue with others. Both their contributions drew on insights from their book entitled “Beyond the Tyranny of Testing: Relational Evaluation in Education” published by Oxford University Press.
The contributors to the Webinar concluded that the world of education is in desperate need of political will as to re-focus educational aims and processes, away from passing exams and achieving grades; away from preparing students to be used as part of the economy engine, but instead, to refocus education on making schools high-quality inclusive & caring environments fit for our children and young people’s learning and well-being.