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Gauging Teachers’ Needs with Regard to Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment (TEFA) of 21st Century Skills in the Classroom

  • Ellen Rusman
  • Alejandra Martínez-Monés
  • Jo Boon
  • María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana
  • Sara Villagrá-Sobrino
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 439)

Abstract

Several trends in society have led to a request towards schools to integrate 21st Century Skills and technology enhanced formative assessment (TEFA) in their curricula. Although there are frameworks defined at an international level, implementation of technology enhanced formative assessment of 21st Century Skills at school level is seldom. This paper explores the underlying reasons for this hampered implementation by consulting and collaborating with teachers. It provides an overview of these reasons and proposes a collaborative professionalization approach to overcome detected implementation barriers and challenges.

Keywords

Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment (TEFA) formative assessment 21st Century Skills teacher professionalization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen Rusman
    • 1
  • Alejandra Martínez-Monés
    • 2
  • Jo Boon
    • 1
  • María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana
    • 2
  • Sara Villagrá-Sobrino
    • 2
  1. 1.Welten InstituteOpen University of the NetherlandsHeerlenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.GSIC-EMIC GroupUniversidad de ValladolidValladolidSpain

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