The Importance of Relevance

“When students focus on tests, they are not taking the time to think about what they are learning.”

 

When students focus on tests, they are thinking about what they need to remember to get a good grade, he said. They are not taking the time to think about why they are learning this information, and why it is important in their life.”

 

The importance of being taught relevance is so incredibly important while receiving an education. We cannot continue to teach students that grades and test scores are the most important thing and the end goal of education. Students will never become motivated and self-directed learners if they are not shown the relevance to what they are learning and the importance of receiving an excellent education. Students need to know how information they are learning is applicable to their lives.

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