Articles for 21st century skills

Industry experts share their optimistic visions for the future of education

  Online, remote, on-demand, self-paced, informal, diverse, flexible, practical, life-long, augmented, gamified, automated ... these are some of the buzzwords related to the future of education, as seen by some of the most innovative players in the field. An interesting overview. Source: https://www.disruptordaily.com/what-is-the-future-of-education-11-experts-share-their-insights/   Photo credit: Caleb Minear @ Unsplash

How do you measure Social and Emotional Learning?

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   In a recent Helchinger report post, Jeremy Taylor and Laura Hamilton give educators/teachers/school principals precious tips on how to look for (and choose) assessments that measure Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). (1) The "SEL Assessment Guide", developed by Casel, ...

The Testing Industry, 21st Century Skills and the Medicane

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner Dublin, Lisbon, Amsterdam, and now Athens. This was cApStAn's fourth participation in a conference of the European arm of the Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP). Why would a linguistic quality control agency participate in a test publishers' conference? A high-level conference at that, with ...

The future learners

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   The time has come for academic institutions to reflect on their one-size-fits-all model and to understand who the next generation of learners is and how they want to learn. Student segmentation is the key to being able to cater ...

Generation Z-ers are coming of age and bringing fresh challenges to educators

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village A recent study by Bloomberg, based on UN population data, has brought on a resurgence of discussions about the impact of “Generation Z-ers”–also known as Gen Z-ers, iGeneration, Post-Millennials, Homeland Generation, or Plurals–on society. Bloomberg takes 2000-2001 as the “intergenerational ...

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), ...