New Century Skills for New Century Students
Researchers from the Ministry of Education (MOE) are now looking at ICT as a way to test a student's non-academic capabilities - such as their ability to communicate and strategise to solve problems.
While preliminary observations on such methods - shared at yesterday's International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology - are that students found it challenging to deal with less-structured assessment environment and engaging in online decision-making, the use of ICT could be crucial going forward.
The results of such tasks can be used as feedback to students on non-academic areas, she added.
The studies were conducted as part of Singapore's participation in the Assessment & Teaching of 21st-Century Skills partnership, which includes countries like the United States, Australia and Finland.
Together, the countries hope to create ideas on what 21st-century competencies are and the ways to teach and test them.
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