How to assess the general capabilities

From Teacher Magazine

How can we teach and assess general capabilities including critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving skills?

This is a challenge that teachers are faced with in 21st Century classrooms. A project, funded by the Centre for Assessment Reform and Innovation (CARI) at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), is working to develop an assessment framework for measuring and monitoring these skills in the classroom.

Through a combination of curriculum-oriented assessment tools, learning progressions, and professional development, the project aims to equip teachers with the skills to integrate teaching and assessing of general capabilities into their classrooms.

In this podcast from Teacher Magazine, Dr Claire Scoular shares more about the assessment tool that’s been developed, and they discuss some practical ways teachers can measure these skills, as well as some the challenges involved in doing so.