Awards season

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It’s getting to the time of year when people think about awarding prizes to the organisations which have helped develop learning activity.

One of the 50 big ideas is to celebrate people who learn best like rock stars. That might mean you should think about awarding prizes to the people who have learnt most.

But what criteria would you measure?

  • Self-evaluation is inherently biased.
  • Attendance is a bum on a seat.
  • Test scores are a memory test.
  • Observation is full of expectancy bias.

The only criteria worth counting should be performance data – how people perform after they’ve learnt how to do something. If that’s the case, are you, as a learning function, able to find the people most deserving of an award?

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