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About cpaterso

Confusion is good and grades are overemphasised. Less us, more them. Working in a learning and teaching leadership role in a Sydney school.

Grading Dilemma

I teach in a school that requires me to hand in three classmarks each semester for Grades 7-10. These marks are totalled and then used in conjunction with the school-based common examination results each semester to sort the students. On … Continue reading

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The feedback loop

Last year I had the inspirational opportunity to take a class with Eleanor Duckworth at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Professor Duckworth views learning as developing understanding, and teaching as helping learners construct their own understanding. Just as Piaget argued … Continue reading

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