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Hybridpod - Episode 3 Assessment And Generosity, Asao Inoue Mar 2015

Hybridpod - Episode 3 Assessment And Generosity, Asao Inoue

Asao Inoue

The traditional take on assessment positions the teacher (or the state) as the one with all the answers and asks students to prove that they can figure out what the testers want them to know. Think of AP exams, SATs/ACTs/GREs, and loads of other acronym-derived test names, notably including statewide benchmark testing made widespread in America by No Child Left Behind legislation from 2001. In short, there’s significant inertia behind standardized testing that critical pedagogy needs to address in order to reform traditional education.
In this episode, we’ll return to Kris Shaffer and Asao Inoue to ...


Hybridpop - Episode 2 Compassion In The Classroom, Asao Inoue Feb 2015

Hybridpop - Episode 2 Compassion In The Classroom, Asao Inoue

Asao Inoue

Maha Bali’s featured column on Hybrid Pedagogy prompted the topic of this episode — compassion — but from an unusual angle. She and I talked about the problems we see with the way plagiarism is presented, discussed, and treated systemically. We thought that common systems that check finished work for signs of plagiarism turn it into a punitive situation, rather than a teaching opportunity. That’s the big difference between the student experience of plagiarism and the academic understanding of it. What if we looked at citation as a compassionate authorial act? Could we situate quoting and referencing as an act ...