Wednesday, May 19, 2010


eclectic (adj.)

ARS Diploma, May 2010, Question 7

I wanna be eclectic. (A.Cooper)

Nine times out of ten, the teacher who claims to be "eclectic" is really a lazy sod who can't be bothered to take an interest in the methodological issues involved.

Discuss the above with reference to yourself and your colleagues.

Examiners' Report

This question was enormously popular, with candidates letting off steam by bitching about their colleagues behind their backs. The general argument was, My colleagues haven't a clue what "eclectic" means, and even if they did, it wouldn't help them.

The overwhelming majority of candidates claimed to be aware of the methodological issues involved but made no attempt at outlining them, suggesting just a hint of hypocrisy on their part perhaps?

Honesty was appreciated, therefore, and candidates who freely admitted to calling themselves eclectic in order to gain street credibility received extra points here.

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