High Tech, High Think, High Imagine
Resisting the Quantification of Quality
Keywords:Jill Raitt, education, quality, quantity, pedagogy, teaching, learning, Council of Societies for the Study of Religion
Jill Raitt highlights the gap between imagination and information, shifting the conversation towards the tangible impacts of an education system that relies on test scores instead of the quality of learning and teaching. The way an individual is taught influences their perception of the unfamiliar, and thus the quantification of quality in education could lead to irreconcilable sociopolitical climates in the future. Originally published in the February 1991 issue of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin (20, no. 1), the piece continues to speak volumes today, particularly in the context of educating in the age of COVID-19.
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