Monday 5 August 2019

Start Date

5-8-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

5-8-2019 11:30 AM

Subjects

Generic skills, Cooperation, Problem solving, Critical thinking, Inquiry, Curriculum development, Student assessment, Secondary education

Abstract

Education researchers, policymakers and private enterprise agree that, in addition to content knowledge, students in the 21st century need to acquire particular skills to equip them for active citizenship in the modern world. This is a real challenge for teachers today: how do they teach and assess the skills needed to live and work in the 21st century? This paper will explore the development of Eltham High School’s focus on teaching and assessment of collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking over the past seven years. It will explore the development of the assessment program, its connection to the school and state curriculum, and impacts on staff and students.

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Australia

Publisher

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

ISBN

9781742865546

Geographic Subject

Victoria

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Teaching and assessing the general capabilities in a secondary school context

Education researchers, policymakers and private enterprise agree that, in addition to content knowledge, students in the 21st century need to acquire particular skills to equip them for active citizenship in the modern world. This is a real challenge for teachers today: how do they teach and assess the skills needed to live and work in the 21st century? This paper will explore the development of Eltham High School’s focus on teaching and assessment of collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking over the past seven years. It will explore the development of the assessment program, its connection to the school and state curriculum, and impacts on staff and students.