#68 games night

068/365 games night, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Our English-speaking ladies’ group got together at a pub tonight for some chit chat and fun. Everybody brought along some games, but we ended up playing good old Trivial Pursuits most of the evening.The 3 Brits had an upper hand over the rest of us (2 Finns, 1 Aussie and 1 German), as it was the British edition of the game, and so rather biased towards the royal family, lord this and that or names of counties, TV stars and the like that we non-Brits simply had no clue about. We didn’t compete seriously, though, just shared laughter, banter and useless knowledge about the strangest things. Made me think how much of school testing is still based on memorizing isolated facts rather than higher order thinking and problem-solving skills…

I took this picture of the board, as I noticed that it, too, is symmetrical in shape to go along with today’s Daily Shoot assignment:

Most of us enjoy some symmetry in our lives. Look around for it today and make a symmetrical photo.


2 Responses to “#68 games night”

  1. March 10, 2010 at 05:08

    Fun shot and so true about education. And the frustration is how many people think that that is what education is about – learning facts and spewing them back on command rather than learning how to learn and using those strategies to gather information and make sense of it.

  2. 2 sinikka
    March 10, 2010 at 23:20

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Susan! Sadly, students have also been brainwashed into believing that the memorization of trivial facts is what learning is all about.

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