Transversal Competencies and their Assessment: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

Ramya Vivekanandan, Esther Care, Rebekah Luo, UNESCO, Feb 02, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

'Transversal skills' is the term adopted by UNESCO to refer to things like 21st century skills, critical thinking, persitence, and related skills. This article observes that they are being more widely valued world-wide. But the question remains: how are they being evaluated? It is in this context that UNESCO Bangkok published Assessment of Transversal Competencies: Policy and Practice in the Asia-Pacific Region (62 page PDF) "in the aim of understanding more about these questions and how some countries are trying to answer them."

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