A paradigm shift from worksheets to Provocation Pages

26 Dec




A lot of research has been done all around the world on the use of testing and worksheets, and the results are always the same. Test-based, traditional, norm-referenced assessment is not beneficial and in some cases, harmful to children’s learning. Traditional worksheets limit your child’s self-expression and do not capture fully the different learning needs of individual children.

A paradigm shift away from pre-designed worksheets towards Provocation Pages

At EtonHouse, Provocation Pages refer to any form of written documentation created by children that demonstrates their work and learning. They are used as a replacement for traditional worksheets to evaluate and assess children’s understanding and abilities in a more authentic and respectful manner.

They outline to parents the intentions and objectives of the learning. This allows and invites families to see why children are learning what they are learning and be a part of the process.

While traditional schools may focus on the number of worksheets being completed, EtonHouse is fundamentally different in how we provide respectful and differentiated learning opportunities for each child. As teachers design learning experiences based on individual strengths, weaknesses, prior knowledge and areas of interest, children are adequately challenged on a daily basis.

Read this The Straits Times feature on EtonHouse Group’s paradigm shift away from pre-designed worksheets towards Provocation Pages.

Read the ‘Why Worksheets Don’t Work?’ series on our blog for more information.

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Why Worksheets Don’t Work? A Learning Story.


This page was last edited on June 6, 2018