How reliable are multiple intelligence ‘quick’ tests?
Note: This text is from a larger dissertation. Labeling of figures retains original system. One of the legacies of prevalent learning styles theories on Multiple Intelligences Theory is the assumption that a student’s MI profile can be uncovered by the use of a quick test or checklist. The central challenge of applying MI theory to…Read More
Using Open Badges to Add Meaning to Descriptor-Based Assessments
One thing that excites me about the Open Badges movement is how is can help to remedy, rather than merely challenge, the paucity of descriptor-based assessment that has been the norm these last twenty years. To ensure this, we need to insist that badges, especially in this early phase, escape becoming merely descriptor-based in themselves….Read More
Towards a litmus test for when to issue an open badge
Please note: This is an abridged version of a previous blog, focussing here purely on the issue of finding a litmus test for open badges. In discussions around the development of an approach to Open Badges the same worries and examples of poor practice that trivialize the value of a badge come up again and…Read More