Educational Assessment in an Information Age

Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

Editors: Griffin, Patrick, McGaw, Barry, Care, Esther (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

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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)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Changing Role of Education and Schools

    Patrick Griffin, Esther Care, Barry McGaw

    Pages 1-15

  • Defining Twenty-First Century Skills

    Marilyn Binkley, Ola Erstad, Joan Herman, et al.

    Pages 17-66

  • Perspectives on Methodological Issues

    Mark Wilson, Isaac Bejar, Kathleen Scalise, Jonathan Templin, Dylan Wiliam, David Torres Irribarra

    Pages 67-141

  • Technological Issues for Computer-Based Assessment

    Benő Csapó, John Ainley, Randy E. Bennett, et al.

    Pages 143-230

  • New Assessments and Environments for Knowledge Building

    Marlene Scardamalia, John Bransford, Bob Kozma, et al.

    Pages 231-300

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2323-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9852-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills
Editors
  • Patrick Griffin
  • Barry McGaw
  • Esther Care
Series Title
Educational Assessment in an Information Age
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2324-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2324-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2323-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9852-6
Series ISSN
2363-5177
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 348
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