An inevitability or a disaster? Our panellists battle it outby Christine Blower, Rachel Wolf / May 21, 2015 / Leave a comment
In April, Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of the OCR exam board, said it is inevitable that schoolchildren will eventually be allowed to use the internet during tests, including GCSEs and A-Levels—but critics say it would reduce standards
Christine Blower—General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers
Mark Dawe’s proposal that pupils should be allowed to use internet search engines during exams is an idea that opens up a serious and worthwhile discussion. It has nothing to do with “dumbing down” or cheating, and everything to do with how we prepare young people for a changing world.