An Impossible Possibility: Developing Learning Metrics Qualitatively?2016-06-08T14:52:46+08:00

Jinting Wu, University of Macau, Macau

Issues related to assessment of learning have long been on the top agenda of global education policy circles. Initiatives to establish portable learning metrics have inspired many countries to join large-scale international assessments such as the OECD-sponsored Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). While these largely quantitative measurements have gathered steam in comparing student performance globally, they tend to offer a decontextualized view of learning and neglect the purposes, relationships, and processes of learning as dynamic formations of the whole human being. In this workshop, we will explore the possibilities and challenges of assessing learning qualitatively, and why it remains a complex task in the 21st-century classrooms.