Policy in Action Greg Butler Worldwide Education Strategy Director Microsoft Corporation
Does ICT Access Improve Performance? OECD Study Shows Technology use is connected to performance
Does ICT Access Improve Performance? The frequency and Use of Technology at SCHOOL does not matter?
Shutt, K., Phillips, R., Van Horne, K., Vye, N., & Bransford, J. B. (2009). Developing science inquiry skills with challenge-based, student-directed learning. Presentation to the LIFE Center: Learning in Informal and Formal Environments, University of Washington, Seattle WA.
Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills WHO WHAT WHY WHERE WHEN
Project Objective and Scope OBJECTIVE Contribute to transforming educational practice by transforming educational assessment SCOPE Specify 21st Century skills in measurable terms Identify and address methodological and technological barriers to ICT-based assessment Develop and pilot new assessment methodologies Recommend ICT-enabled, classroom-based learning environments and formative assessments to support development of 21st Century skills 6
Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills Ways of thinking
Creativity and innovation
Critical thinking, problem solving, decision making
ICT digital literacy/ Personal, social responsibility through social networking (John Ainley – Australia)
Currently in Hypothesis and Development process to define assessment tasks and learning progressions while examining how proficiency can be assessed and teaching and learning strategies needed for teachers to support students.