Kobayashi Maru Test

Develop a version of the fictional "Kobayashi Maru" test from Star Trek that observes students responses to a no-win scenario.

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I love the idea that students need to learn to fail, but it is more important than just failure, its how they react that matters.  By setting up a no-win scenario, we can see how they react when confronted.  The only way to 'win' would be to cheat, which could be problem, but also depending how the test is set up, could also be an ingenious solution to the problem.


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Hi Patrick, 

This is such an intriguing idea! I emailed you a couple days ago to collaborate more actively on this with you, just wanted to make sure you got my email. Hope to hear from you soon! 


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