Assessment of transversal competencies: policy and practice in the Asia-Pacific region

Autor(es): Luo, Rebekah; Care, Esther

Organisation(s): UNESCO Office Bangkok and Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific

Date: 2016

Pages: 50 p.


This report draws on reports from nine participating countries/jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific: Australia, Hong Kong (China), India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam. These in turn drew upon responses from individuals in their education systems at policy and school levels to identify their perceptions of the current state of practices associated with the assessment of transversal competencies. The focus of the explorations was on the elements of the education system that support integration of the competencies agenda, rather than the form of the actual assessment tools. The guiding questions for the study were: • Is assessment of transversal competencies reflected in policies, plans, legislation, curriculum guidelines, or national assessment frameworks? • Are transversal competencies being assessed at school and/or system level? • What are the challenges of assessing transversal competencies at school? • What are the recommendations for initiating or improving assessment of transversal competencies?

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