Submitted By Lorna Earl
This document is readily available on line through the link below.
It is part of a growing grey literature being produced by organisations and publishers that addresses serious educational issues and write about them in accessible ways. This document is written by Sir Michael Barber, from the UK and Professor Peter Hill, from Australia – both respected educators. It is a think piece that raises questions about the meaning of assessment in the 21st C. where expectations for student success go beyond knowledge and technical skills and traditional educational responses are not working as well as they could. This far-ranging consideration of assessment warrants attention and discussion by anyone who is interested in what assessment might look like in the future. To this end, I have started a thread in the CAfLN Members’ Forum under the AfL In Policy and Leadership Contexts so we can get involved in questioning and contributing to what assessment might look like in the future. Have a look!!!