The Assessment and Teaching of 21st-Century Skills (ATC21S)
Professor Patrick Griffin will present the ATC21S-Project, which is a research project that proposes ways of assessing 21st-century skills and encourages teaching and adopting those skills in the classroom. He will focus on the ways in which schools and teachers can use the array of standardised test data available in Australia, and in schools in other nations, for formative purposes to reform teaching and enhance student learning. Drawing on psychometric models of assessment, including item-response modelling, Griffin follows the work developed at the Australian Council for Educational Research in the use of developmental scales to identify the quality and developmental progress of a student’s achievement against the item demands and constructs of such tests. It is argued that a developmental approach in interpreting data allows teachers to scaffold learning for individual students and to create ‘personalised and clinical approaches to intervention’. When standardised tests are developed using a criterion-referenced approach, the developmental scales and student performance against criteria can be identified. Griffin provides guidelines on ways that teachers can map content and examine student performance and progress. He explores the resources that teachers need in order to undertake intervention and plan future instruction with individual students, suggesting enhanced communication among teachers as an active form of professional development.
Prof. Dr. Georg Spöttl
(ITB, Universität Bremen)
Prof. Patrick Griffin
(Assessment Research Center, The Melbourne University)
Mittwoch, 21.09.2011, 15:15 Uhr
Institut Technik und Bildung, Am Fallturm 1 (Eingang A), Raum 1.13