I got these amusing images in my email. You’ve probably seen them before too.
Have a look at the answers given to some test questions. The students were of course “not wrong”. Although they may have scored “zero” for a test on knowledge, I think they still scored top marks for creative and “not wrong” answers.
Looking from a different perspective, were they really “wrong”?.
I know what you are thinking: they were being tested for their knowledge and grasp of the subject, so they should have given the answers expected to prove it. I do not disagree with this, because they are in an institution to learn and a form of assessment is required from time to time to gauge their knowledge.
But on the other hand, the teacher should also encourage creative thinking. Continue reading