Students set papers, take exams
Exams are all about answering questions. How about ?questioning? the answers? A CBSE-affiliated school here has asked its students to sit for exams after they have set their own questions.education Updated: May 16, 2006 12:49 IST
Exams are all about answering questions. How about ‘questioning’ the answers? A CBSE-affiliated school here has asked its students to sit for exams after they have set their own questions.
The school authorities claim it is a novel idea they have termed “reverse learning”, but it is not as simple as it seems. “It’s a new system of examination by the students for the students with the teacher acting as a catalyst,” said BK Bhuyan, principal of Gurukul Grammar Senior Secondary School.
The new system has been devised for classes IX to XII. Reverse learning is a three-stage system of preparing question banks. In stage I, each student prepares a 100-mark question paper from text books.
In stage II, the 10 most competent students prepare question papers by culling all stage I question papers. In the final stage, the class teacher collects the 10 question papers and prepares the final question paper.
“The benefit of this system is that it compels students to study. You can set a question only if you know the answer by studying,” Bhuyan added. That’s not all. The top 10 students also evaluate the answers.