Articles for Education

Expanding the traditional focus on cognitive skills to embrace social and emotional ones

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The challenges posed by our current fast-paced, mobile, complex and multicultural world require using increasingly diverse sets of skills. Studies such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), ...

“Personalised” or standardized testing?

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village While cApStAn has collected empirical data on cross-language comparability of standardized test items, and recognises the value of standardized testing, we acknowledge that the approach described in this article is fascinating. According to the author there will always be a ...

Why it’s High Time to Prepare Skills Sets and Role Models for Man-Machine Translation (MMT)

Several competitions between the latest generation of machine translation (MT) systems and panels of experienced human translators have been staged and made it into the news. This may have some entertainment value and, for now, bring old school translators some respite but, in my view, it misses the point entirely. ...