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School tests pressure young kids, says concerned teachers

Grady, M., Ren, Q., Mendoza, S., Sok, V. and Hesterman, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-7491-5527 (2019) School tests pressure young kids, says concerned teachers. [Radio Broadcast] [Creative Output]


Children as young as kindergarten students participate in formal assessments in school. But teachers are fearing these tests are having a negative effect on students, and research shows that tests causes a development of anxiety in children. A switch to quality play-based learning for kids under 8 is believed to be a solution to these issues. We spoke to Dr. Hesterman from Murdoch University to discuss the benefits and effects of the learning model.

Item Type: Creative Output
ProducerGrady, M.
ProducerRen, Q.
ProducerMendoza, S.
ProducerSok, V.
ExpertHesterman, S.
Company Credits: 2SER 107.3
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
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Other Information: Broadcast on 15 August 2019
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