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Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

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  • Provides operational definitions of 21st century skills

  • Solution-focussed approaches to methodological constraints and technological barriers to the assessment of 21st century skills

  • Contains descriptions of example assessment tasks

  • Offers international perspectives and comparisons of assessment approaches and assessment policy

  • Supported by major companies and leading institutes such as CISCO, Intel and Microsoft as well as the World Bank, UNESCO, and OECD

Part of the book series: Educational Assessment in an Information Age (EAIA)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. The Changing Role of Education and Schools

    • Patrick Griffin, Esther Care, Barry McGaw
    Pages 1-15
  3. Defining Twenty-First Century Skills

    • Marilyn Binkley, Ola Erstad, Joan Herman, Senta Raizen, Martin Ripley, May Miller-Ricci et al.
    Pages 17-66
  4. Perspectives on Methodological Issues

    • Mark Wilson, Isaac Bejar, Kathleen Scalise, Jonathan Templin, Dylan Wiliam, David Torres Irribarra
    Pages 67-141
  5. Technological Issues for Computer-Based Assessment

    • Benő Csapó, John Ainley, Randy E. Bennett, Thibaud Latour, Nancy Law
    Pages 143-230
  6. New Assessments and Environments for Knowledge Building

    • Marlene Scardamalia, John Bransford, Bob Kozma, Edys Quellmalz
    Pages 231-300
  7. Policy Frameworks for New Assessments

    • Linda Darling-Hammond
    Pages 301-339
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 341-345

About this book

Rapid—and seemingly accelerating—changes in the economies of developed nations are having a proportional effect on the skill sets required of workers in many new jobs. Work environments are often technology-heavy, while problems are frequently ill-defined and tackled by multidisciplinary teams. This book contains insights based on research  conducted as part of a major international project supported by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft. It faces these new working environments head-on, delineating new ways of thinking about ‘21st-century’ skills and including operational definitions of those skills. The authors focus too on fresh approaches to educational assessment, and present methodological and technological solutions to the barriers that hinder ICT-based assessments of these skills, whether in large-scale surveys or classrooms. Equally committed to defining its terms and providing practical solutions, and including international perspectives and comparative evaluations of assessment methodology and policy, this volume tackles an issue at the top of most educationalists’ agendas.

Keywords

  • 21st century skills
  • ICT-based assessment
  • Linda Darling-Hammond
  • asessment systems
  • computer-based assessment
  • educational assessment
  • formative and summative assessment
  • innovative Assessment and Teaching
  • international education perspectives
  • knowledge building
  • large-scale assessment
  • skill development

Reviews

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“This book about assessment reform is the collective output of a year of effort by five international working groups under the umbrella organization Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) at the University of Melbourne. … Those who will obtain the greatest value from the book are policy makers, assessment developers, and scholars investigating 21st century skills and ways to measure them. … of particular value to people conducting research on revamping curriculum and assessment practices to meet the needs of 21st century society.” (G. Abramson, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2012)

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

    Patrick Griffin, Barry McGaw, Esther Care

Bibliographic Information

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USD 169.00
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  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)