Is it Possible to evaluate Real-World Skills in your child? — Article by Sandy Hooda

Schools have a responsibility to teach learners, as much as knowledge, skills they will require in the real world. In a changing and challenging world, schools must help students emerge as young adults with an array of diverse, real-world skills like imagination and creativity, complex problem solving, entrepreneurship and ownership, getting along with others and resilience.

This presents a significant challenge. How do we test if our children’s school education has indeed equipped them with real-world skills? While it’s easy to test a child’s capability in math, reading, writing and science, it’s not possible to evaluate real-world skills with conventional assessment methods.

Given that employers require a very different set of skills than those taught at schools, how do we check if our children are on the right track? In this article, I explore — authentic assessment. It’s an emerging assessment practice that enables educators to test a child’s real-world skills.

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Sandy Hooda

Sandy Hooda

Sandy Hooda is a first generation entrepreneur with an outstanding track record in technology and hospitality ventures. He realised through personal experience that his school education not only undermined his love of learning, but also played an insignificant role in him becoming successful in life. To better understand whether anyone had solved this education puzzle, he spent three years traveling around the world identifying the most progressive schools and galvanising the superstar education leaders behind these schools in order to create Vega Schools. His life mission is to revolutionise education based on research on ‘why’ and ‘how’ we learn so there is perfect harmony between school education, love of learning, and success in life.

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