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    DescriptionRapid-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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    Title
    Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Barry McGaw, Edited by Esther Care, Edited by Patrick Griffin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 364
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 707 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789400723238
    ISBN 10: 9400723237
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JNK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    BIC subject category V2: JNV
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 004.071
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: EDU039000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JNRV
    BISAC V2.8: EDU011000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 371.26
    BISAC V2.8: COM013000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Libri: DATE6985, EMPI7000, SOZI3010
    LC classification: LB2822.75, LC5225.A75, LB2822.75 .A8636 2012, L1-991, LC8-6691
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: LB1028.43-1028.75
    Thema V1.0: JNK, JNRV, JNV
    Edition statement
    2012
    Illustrations note
    25 black & white tables, biography
    Publisher
    Springer
    Imprint name
    Springer
    Publication date
    20 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Dordrecht
    Review quote
    From the reviews: "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)
    Back cover copy
    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. "
    Table of contents
    List of tables.- List of figures.- Abstracts.- Foreword.- Chapter 1: Overview.- Chapter 2: Defining 21st century skills.- Chapter 3: Perspectives on Methodological Issues.- Chapter 4: Technological Issues for Computer-Based Assessment.- Chapter 5: New assessments and environments for knowledge building.- Chapter 6: Policy frameworks for new assessments.- Conclusion.- References.