To Google, or not to Google, during exams?

"Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of the OCR exam board, has recently claimed that students should be allowed to use Google during GCSE and A-level exams. Predictably, this intervention met with opposition from educational traditionalists, such as Chris McGovern, Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, who responded that this is "nonsense [...] a dumbing down [...] Exams should be about knowledge and understanding [...] Therefore we do have to test what children are carrying in their heads.""

Recent work at the intersection of epistemology with philosophy of cognitive science by Dr S. Orestis Palermos and Prof Duncan Pritchard (FRSE) investigates the issues.

Read the full article publish on Education Technology here!