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Assessment & Teaching of 21st Century Skills

The purposes of the project were set out in the Call to Action issued by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft at the Learning and Technology World Forum in London on 13 January 2009.

The purposes of the project were to:

  • mobilise international educational, political and business communities to make the transformation of educational assessment and, hence, instructional practice a global priority;
  • specify in measurable terms high-priority understanding and skills needed by productive and creative workers and citizens of the 21st century;
  • identify methodological and technological barriers to ICT-based assessment;
  • develop and pilot new assessment methodologies; and
  • examine and recommend innovative ICT-enabled, classroom-based learning environments and formative assessments that support the development of 21st century skills.

Please visit the project's website for more information www.atc21s.org

Publications

Adams, R., Vista, A., Scoular, C., Awwal, N., Griffin, P., and Care, E. (2015). Automatic coding procedures for collaborative problem solving. In P. Griffin and E. Care (Eds.), Assessment and teaching of 21st Century skills: Methods and approach. (pp. 115-132). Dordrecht: Springer.

Awwal, N., Griffin, P. and Scalise, S. (2015). Platforms for delivery of collaborative tasks. In P. Griffin and E. Care (Eds.), Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills: Methods and approach. (pp. 105-113). Dordrecht: Springer.

Care, E., Griffin, P., Scoular, C., Awwal, N., and Zoanetti, N. (2015). Collaborative problem solving tasks. In P. Griffin and E. Care (Eds.), Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills: Methods and approach. (pp. 85-104). Dordrecht: Springer.

Care, E., Scoular, C., and Bui, M. (2015). Australia in the context of the ATC21S project. In P. Griffin and E. Care (Eds.), Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills: Methods and approach. (pp. 183-197). Dordrecht: Springer.

Griffin, P., and Care, E. (Eds.). (2015). Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills: Methods and approach. Dordrecht: Springer.

Griffin, P., Care, E., and Harding, S-M. (2015). Task characteristics and calibration. In P. Griffin and E. Care (Eds.), Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills: Methods and approach. (pp. 133-178). Dordrecht: Springer.

Griffin, P., and Care, E. (2015). The ATC21S method. In P. Griffin and E. Care (Eds.), Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills: Methods and approach. (pp. 3-33). Dordrecht: Springer.

Hesse, F., Care, E., Buder, J., Sassenberg, K., and Griffin, P. (2015). A framework for teachable collaborative problem solving skills. In P. Griffin and E. Care (Eds.), Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills: Methods and approach. (pp. 37-56). Dordrecht: Springer.

Woods, K., Mountain, R. and Griffin, P. (2015). Linking developmental progressions to teaching. In P. Griffin and E. Care (Eds.), Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills: Methods and approach. (pp. 267-292). Dordrecht: Springer.

Care, E., and Griffin, P. (2014). An approach to assessment of collaborative problem solving. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 9(3), 367-388.

Griffin, P. (2013). Old school or new school? Teach future skills and traditional subjects together. The Conversation. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/old-school-or-new-school-teach-future-skills-and-traditional-subjects-together-18179

Griffin, P., Bui, M., and Care, E. (2013). Understanding and Analysing 21st Century Skills Learning Outcomes Using Assessments. In S. P. Rosemary Luckin, Peter Goodyear, Barbara L Grabowski, Joshua Underwood and Niall Winters (Eds.), Handbook of Design in Educational Technology (pp. 512). New York: Routledge.

Griffin, P., Care, E., Bui, M., and Zoanetti, N. (2013). Development of the Assessment Design and Delivery of Collaborative Problem Solving in the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project. In E. McKay (Ed.), ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Griffin, P., Care, E., and McGaw, B. (2012). The Changing Role of Education and Schools. In P. Griffin, McGaw, B., and Care, E. (Eds.), Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (pp. 1-15). Dordrecht: Springer.

Griffin, P., McGaw, B., and Care, E. (Eds.). (2012). Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills. Dordrecht: Springer.

Griffin, P. (2011). Lead the Change Series. Q&A with Patrick Griffin. AERA Educational Change Special Interest Group, Issue No. 8 October 2011, 1-6

Care, E. and Griffin, P. (in press) Collaborative Problem-Solving Processes. In Funke, J. and Csapo, B. (Eds.), The Nature of Problem Solving. Paris: OECD.

Zoanetti, N. and Griffin, P. (in press) Log-file data as indicators for problem-solving processes. In Funke, J. and Csapo, B. (Eds.), The Nature of Problem Solving. Paris: OECD.

Conference Presentations

Care, E. (2012). Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills. 17th International Conference on Education, 21-24 May, Darussalam, Brunei.

Griffin, P. (2012). Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills. Education World Forum, 8-11 January 2011, London.

Griffin, P. and Care, E. (2012). Self and peer assessment of computer-based collaborative problem solving. 13th Annual AEA-Europe Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe, 8-10 November 2012, Berlin.

Griffin, P., Care, E., and Zoanetti, N. (2012). Complex problem solving in groups: Implications of conceptual perspectives for analysis. 30th International Congress of Psychology, 22-27 July 2012, Capetown.

Care, E. (2011). Assessment of 21st century skills and new learning outcomes: Reports from initiatives on the assessment of 21st century skills. Asia Pacific Ministerial Forum on ICT Education, 13-14 July 2011, UNESCO, Bangkok.

Care, E., and Griffin, P. (2011). Technology in assessment: Teaching and assessing skills and competencies for meeting the demands of the 21st century. ACACA Conference: Assessment for learning in the 21st century, 3-5 August 2011, Brisbane.

Care, E., and Hesse, F. (2011). ATC21S: Collaborative problem solving. Australian Association for Research in Education: International Research in Education Conference, 27 November – 1 December 2011, Hobart.

Hesse, F., Care, E., and Griffin, P. (2011). ATC21S: Collaboration in collaborative problem solving. European Educational Research Association: European Conference on Education Research, 13-16 September 2011, Berlin.

Griffin, P. (2011). The Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project. Education World Forum, 10-12 January 2011, London.

Griffin, P. (2011). Collaborative problem solving in the 21st century: Definitions and assessment. European Educational Research Association: European Conference on Education Research, 13-16 September 2011, Berlin.

Griffin, P. (2011). Assessment and teaching of 21st century skills. Global Education Leader's Program: Global Event, 4-7 November 2011, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle.

Griffin, P. (2011). ATC21S: The project overview. Australian Association for Research in Education: International Research in Education Conference, 27 November – 1 December 2011, Hobart.

Griffin, P., Timms, M., and Care, E. (2011). ATC21S: Problem solving in collaborative problem solving. European Educational Research Association: European Conference on Education Research, 13-16 September 2011, Berlin.

Care, E. (2010). Teaching and assessing skills and competencies for meeting the demands of the 21st century. Plenary paper presented at the UNESCO-APEID International Conference, 21-23 October 2010, Bangkok, Thailand.