I’m currently here in my bedroom, comfortably lounging in my bed with my window open (it’s 27 degrees outside, hello winter?) and just enjoying my rest day, when suddenly I had the inspiration to write here on my blog. But of course the challenge was, what should I write about?
Then I thought, why not talk about “Assessments”? Just to avoid “this is boring” kind of comments, I only recommend curious and future HILC students to read ahead! 🙂 thanks lovely people!
Here in Hillsong International Leadership College, we really don’t have quizzes or exams (sometimes there’ll be but not always, but the worship students do have exams sometimes…), not like typical college or universities. And when I found out about that, my inner academic nerdy person went ballistic! But let’s be real, I was still 95% happy about that! No pressure.. no competitions within myself anymore… typical geek girl probs ya know?
Instead of the typical exams, we have “Assessments”. This is how we will be assessed (for the lack of a better word) on how we’re going with our learnings. Each subject/class we have will have two or three assessments each for the whole semester. They are all scheduled in equal intervals and deadlines are always due on Mondays. Sometimes, we will have two assessments due on the same Monday but not really more than 3. And believe me, students are given a lot of time to finish them. They usually include a lot of questions to answer, and sometimes kind of like mini term papers. But that’s okay, because it’s all take home. And we just have to upload them to our college website.
I don’t know what else to say except I really think this was a great idea! So as not to put a lot of pressure on the students, and make the learning experience more relaxed yet still make sure something’s are going inside our brains.
What do you think? And if you have any questions or suggestions for me to write about, feel free to comment below!