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OWNERSHIP IS CRITICAL TO BETTER CXC RESULTS

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OWNERSHIP IS CRITICAL TO BETTER CXC RESULTS

By  EWALT AINSWORTH                             08 24 2012

Results at the last CXC regional examinations were exceptionally disappointing, and from this day forward CARIBBEAN educators and educationists have got to get into the habit of teaching children how to ask questions rather than answering questions.  There is a felt and immediate need to change the old thinking of getting students to cram and cog and expect tremendous results at the end of the semester and or exams.  In essence of cramming and cogging is short term and has the effect of teaching them how to steal and deal and look for performance enhancement drugs.  Taking ownership of the questions has the opposite effect.

And when the child is programmed to ask questions there is dual learning; the child learns and the teacher or parent learns simultaneously.  Having the child google the answer or go to the library and spend hours chatting on Facebook is not lifting and creating the incentive for creative learning.  Asking questions is taking ownership of the outcomes and the examination process must be revised to magnify and emphasise interactions.    Continue reading