Scandinavians schools fjord the rubicon

Danish and Norwegian schools are pioneering a new attitude to examinations by allowing their students to use the internet in national examinations. In a startlingly forward thinking response to the ubiquity of internet enabled devices in the modern world the scandiwegians have taken the decision that it is not the ability to regurgitate facts that defines ability in the modern world but the ability to synthesise and research them in response to borad questioning. Expect QCA to respond with lightning speed sometime after England host their next world cup.


3 Responses to “Scandinavians schools fjord the rubicon”

  1. 1 Prof Stephen Heppell December 8, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Your link to the 2010 document didn’t work for me – but I have a copy on my server too, since I was there for the original event. It is at:

    It WAS quite accurate, wasn’t it! There is now talk of reforming the original group to have another look forward, so watch for news of that in 2010

    • 2 mrjstacey December 12, 2009 at 9:36 am

      Amazingly so, the more I read it the more I’m impressed. Particularly on the laptops predictions. The fascinating thing for me though, given the accuracy of the other predications, is how the cost of information is not the great expense it was expected to be. A testament to humanity?

  2. 3 Prof Stephen Heppell December 8, 2009 at 11:21 am

    By the way – since you mention Twitter, I’m just setting up a CPD project using Twitcam – one teacher teachers, others (including some students0 annotate what they see and then shared review afterwards. How lucky we are to have these tools!


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