Book Chapter

The Changing Role of Education and Schools

Patrick Griffin, Esther Care, Barry McGaw

ASSESSMENT AND TEACHING OF 21ST CENTURY SKILLS | SPRINGER | Published : 2012

Abstract

Following a growing awareness that many countries are moving from an industrial-based to information-based economy and that education systems must respond to this change, the Assessment and Teaching of Twenty-First Century Skills Project (ATC21S) was launched at the Learning and Technology World Forum in London in January 2009. The project, sponsored by three of the world's major technology companies, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft, included the founder countries Australia, Finland, Portugal, Singapore and England, with the USA joining the project in 2010. An academic partnership was created with the University of Melbourne. The directorate of the research and development program is situated wit..

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