For only the second time in history, a Canadian FLL Robotics team has captured the Champion’s Award at the FIRST® Championship. Ctrl-Z, a team comprised of seven Lower, Prep and Upper School students from Bayview Glen, was crowned champion.
Can we rely on teachers to rethink homework assignments in the direction of such projects, rather than dreary continuations of what ought to be done in classes at school? Probably yes in some cases and no in others.
Many provinces education ministries administer standardized tests each year in an attempt to quantify the success rate of their teachers and schools. All kids, at some point, will be in a position where writing some kind of test is expected of them.