Lesson 3, Topic 1
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  • Dr. Brian Williams discusses how the result of a “leaving exam” at Oxford was to direct a student toward future-oriented tasks rather than proclaim a verdict like a judge, prompting the student to leave behind what has been judged. Would this kind of response to an exam help to combat the cram-test-forget cycle that so many students experience? How can you incorporate exam results that direct students toward future-oriented tasks?
  • Discuss how your grading system does or does not serve pedagogical ends, institutional ends, and transactional ends at your school or homeschool.
  • Discuss how your current grading system could possibly contribute toward curiositas, which is a moral vice of the appetite that misuses the intellect.