[sill: Re: [Tutor] help ;-)]
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 23:27:58 -0500
On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, dman wrote:
> I like the no-tests no-grades perspective. Instead the educator(s)
> should be able to testify on the student's behalf to those who want to
> know whether or not the student is capable of a given task. The more
> people a person works with/for the more people who know what the
> person is capable of. References are better than numbers, I think.
Only playing Devil's Advocate here, but how does the above merit system work
with class sizes of 100+ students? When I was in university (admittedly not
in CS) many of the profs never knew our names, much less were able to comment
on our grasp of course content.
> If I work with someone, I see what the person is capable of. I don't
> care what grades they got, I know what they can do. Too bad the world
> isn't honest enough to operate like this.
I don't think that honesty is necessarily the issue.
Just sticking my nose where it doesn't belong, as usual.