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Why philosophers shouldn’t sit exams: The Guardian.

Updated: Jul 21

16/12/2015 – The Guardian


The University of Essex ditches assessment by examination for philosophy students. Exams will be replaced with extra contact hours with staff, a focus on student presentations and group-based problem-solving tasks.


The University claims that exams are a poor means for assessing the skills that are fostered during a philosophy degree such as “problem-solving, independent learning, collaboration, interpretation and presentation”. The changes have been made in close consultation with staff and pupils.


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