Monday, March 17, 2014
21st Century Skills of Rural African Teachers and Learners
I’m evaluating a project that aims to build the 21st century skills of rural African teachers and learners. Until recently I did not even know what people meant when they used the phrase 21st Century skills, but I have been enlightened and must now find a way to measure it for our evaluation.
It seems I’m not the only one struggling with the problem of having to measure something very broad - There are a range of resources available that wrangle with the idea of defining and measuring 21st Century Skills – Some of the resources I found particularly useful include:
Everything I read, however, seems to have the focus on a context that is not rural and not African. Perhaps there is scope for our project to contribute to the general discussion on 21st Century Skills by adapting the definitions and measures specifically for our context? Perhaps this is an opportunity to develop an example of African Made, African Owned Evaluation?