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Title: 
Study of teachers’ perception in the evaluation process at the upper secondary level focusing on problem-solving skills
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Nov-2004
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Cheng, Y. W., Li, M., & Poh, A. S. H. (2004). Study of teachers’ perception in the evaluation process at the upper secondary level focusing on problem-solving skills. In L. C. Chew (Ed.), Innovation & enterprise: Education for the new economy: Proceedings for the ERAS Conference (pp. 125-139). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
Abstract: 
This study examines one critical aspect of the new learning framework: the readiness of
our teachers to teach and assess these new skills such as problem-solving, critical and
creative thinking, judgment and decision-making, leadership, teamwork, communication
and other effective habits of mind. A sample of 24 teacher-trainees in their final semester
from various disciplines in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Programme
at the National Institute of Education (NIE) was involved in this preliminary study. They
were required to answer a survey questionnaire, modified from a similar study undertaken
in Japan (Wai & Hirakawa, 2001), focusing on problem-solving skills: thinking, judgment
and expression. It was found that while teacher-trainees generally agree that these new
skills are important, many are uncertain how to teach these skills in a systematic manner.
In terms of evaluation of these skills among students, teacher-trainees recognize the
importance of multiple modes of assessments. Nevertheless, they foresee difficulty in
assessing certain aspects of thinking and judgment skills. In conclusion, the study suggests
that further teacher training in soft skills is appropriate as is adequate exposure to
assessment issues surrounding alternative modes of assessment in real-world, authentic-context.
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This paper was published in the Proceedings of ERAS Conference held in Singapore from 24-26 November 2004
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