The Age of Measurement Forum has been organized by the University of Delaware, School of Education Graduate Students Association (EGA) led by Akisha Jones
The participants of the Forum
Guests: Professor Robert Hampel (for Professor David Blacker, who could not attend), Professor Roberta Golinkoff, and Professor Eugene Matusov
Host: Akisha Jones
Recorded by: Haruka Konishi
Place: University of Delaware, Newark DE, USA
Date: February 26, 2014 (Part 1) and March 24, 2014 (Part2)
Duration: 01:11:44 Total
Part 1: 00:15:24 Unfortunately, the Forum was interrupted by an fire alarm that led to evacuation of the building.
Part 2: 00:56:24
Questions for the guests by the host (EGA):
1. In your view, what is the purpose of education? Who should decide what the purpose of education is? What makes a good education? Does the evidence-based, "best practice" paradigm, constitute a "good" education? Why or why not?
2. Do you think the present focus on standards and quantitative measurement can help improve education? Why or why not? Explain.
3. Where do other types of research methods (ie. qualitative, mixed) fit in this age of measurement or in this shift towards "rigorous" research?
4. Is there concern for the quality of the practice in this "age of measurement"?
5. How has the "age of measurement" impacted the education "industry"? Is it pushing graduate students away from academia and more into industry?