I’m finding assessment time at university to be interesting – its like I’m standing back looking at myself work. There are two main thoughts running through my mind – firstly, it feels like its distracting me from my real work and secondly I’ve discovered that a lot of my ideas and research are still in my head (mild panic is setting in!). I understand that if I want the certificate at the end of this I have to be assessed so I just need to play the game.
What would a world without assessment be like? Would we push ourselves if nobody else stood looking over our shoulders? It would certainly change Education. It would also change business and employment – imagine no more yearly appraisals! It would also make it more difficult to categorise people and events. Would this be a good thing? We rely on labelling people far too much so perhaps it would be good to stop. Who knows? Maybe its time we found out!