OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVESUnderstand the characteristics of 21st learning classroomsReview 21st century skills and how they are assessedLearn how Formative and Summative assessment are used in 21stcentury classrooms
INTRODUCTIONTechnology, globalization and a growing consciousness around criticalsocial issues have influenced our professional and personal lives.There is need for a shift in education practice so that todays studentsare prepared for tomorrow’s world.
CHARACTERISTICS OF 21ST CENTURY CITIZENSCommunication & collaboration in the work placeCreativity and innovation at workCritical thinking and problem solving in our homes and work livesBeing independent flexible and adapting changes in our personal lives
SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOMTeaching in the 21st century goes beyond knowledge, retention andmemorisingStudents need to master skills, knowledge and expertiseSome 21st century skills defined areCreativity and innovationCritical thinking and problem solvingInformation LiteracyFlexibility and adaptabilityInitiative/ self direction
TEACHING 21ST CENTURY SKILLSSkills must be experienced, modeled or taught explicitly, practised andassessed throughtoutStudents and teachers need to assess 21st century skills with differentmethods.
21ST CENTURY ASSESSMENT PRACTICESFormative AssessmentSummative Assessment
ROLE OF FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTFormative Assessment takes place before and after a unit of study itforms an understanding of learning that is in progress.It includes observing students, having students share their work orreviewing students work.It results in enhanced students learning and helps teachers gain anunderstanding of what students know ( and don’t know) in order tomake responsive changes in teaching and learning.
Formative Assessment alone do not improve student learning. It mustbe used constructively to meet individual needs and to helpstudents become independent learnersSome benefits of Formative Assessment areHigher test scoresImproved achievement for lower achieving students
Social developmentStudents empowermentInstantaneous feedbackLearning gains
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTSummative Assessment is used at the end of learning. It may be a testor final paper.It develops a deeper understanding of content skills and application ofcontent learning and demonstration of skill mastery.Summative Assessment is made up of products and performances.
PRODUCTSProducts are artifacts students design create and build to showlearning often completed at the end of a project eg reports, design, essay, print media, and multi mediaPerformances are demonstrations that students design and conduct toshow learning at the end of a project eg presentation, skilldemonstrations , artistic/creative presentation.