Wednesday, October 07, 2009

He LOLed.

Pete Rock emailed me:

I'm doing an IBO workshop this weekend and while I'm sitting here going through materials for my own class, I figured I'd search the site for English Higher Level standards. They list these as "Aims & Objectives"

I read the first one:

AIMS: The aims of the Language A1 programme at both Higher and Standard Levels are to:

  • encourage a personal appreciation of literature and develop an understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism

And replied:

Yeah... it is conventional wisdom in public school reform circles here that IB is good and rigorous, but also that standards like "encourage a personal appreciation of literature" are bad.

And that being able to find logical contradictions in arguments is important. ;-)

No comments: