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Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills by Patrick Griffin, Esther Care

By Patrick Griffin, Esther Care

Rapid—and doubtless accelerating—changes within the economies of constructed international locations are having a proportional influence at the ability units required of staff in lots of new jobs. paintings environments are frequently technology-heavy, whereas difficulties are often ill-defined and tackled via multidisciplinary groups. This booklet includes insights in line with learn carried out as a part of a huge overseas undertaking supported by way of Cisco, Intel and Microsoft. It faces those new operating environments head-on, delineating new methods of pondering ‘21st-century’ talents and together with operational definitions of these talents. The authors concentration too on clean ways to academic evaluation, and current methodological and technological recommendations to the boundaries that prevent ICT-based checks of those talents, no matter if in large-scale surveys or school rooms. both devoted to defining its phrases and supplying functional ideas, and together with foreign views and comparative reviews of review technique and coverage, this quantity tackles a subject on the best of such a lot educationalists’ agendas.

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2 Defining Twenty-First Century Skills 25 • Incorporate adaptability and unpredictability. One hallmark of twenty-first century demands is the need to adapt to evolving circumstances and to make decisions and take action in situations where prior actions may stimulate unpredictable reactions that in turn influence subsequent strategies and options. Dealing with such uncertainty is essential, but represents a new challenge for curriculum and assessment • Be largely performance-based. The crux of twenty-first century skills is the need to integrate, synthesize, and creatively apply content knowledge in novel situations.

Life and career 10. Personal and social responsibility – including cultural awareness and competence The Role of Standards and Assessment in Promoting Learning The Importance of Standards That Promote Learning Worldwide research has established the significant role that curriculum standards and assessment can play in molding new expectations for learning. , National Center on Education and the Economy 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001), the approach has widespread currency in educational systems as divergent as England, Germany, Norway, Singapore, and Australia, to name just a few.

To explore the number and range of modern twenty-first century curricula that are currently in place, wider searches were carried out for national education systems that build aspects of the ten KSAVE skills into their national curricula. Searches were made for “national” curricula, references to “twenty-first century learning,” and references to “skills” and “competency-based” standards. A relatively small number of nations define a national curriculum in detail, while a larger number have national aims or goals for their education system.

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