Educators around the world know that tests’ results don’t represent learners’ abilities and capacities. They produce a much narrowed view of intelligence and often mislead learners, teachers, parents, and the whole society.
If what is tested is just a set knowledge and a academic skills but not everything, then one can’t claim that tests’ results reflect everything about students.
Before looking at the most essential personality traits, it is quite important to ask a few questions: 1) What do tests measure and why? 2) Why should one be testing and why? 3) Are tests the best tools to measure students’ learning? 4) What roles can personality play in students’ life?5) Do personal qualities such as: creativity, enthusiasm, resilience ….etc. matter in students’ life and career?
We all know that many personality qualities don’t simply define what we learned. They also show other individuals who we are because of who we have chosen to be.
These personality qualities are very important in that they build good relationships with other people and the virtual world. They have a range of practical applications in our daily lives which can’t be measured by school assessments, high stakes and standardized tests.
So, which ones should we, as teachers and educators, really cater for? Which ones matter most?
Here the most 23 important personal qualities that are never measured by tests…
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