Ana Bratkovic, NEAS
Student Self-Assessment and 21st Century Skills

Self and peer assessment are attracting greater interest in the education sector. This interest is driven by the widespread acceptance that the roles of teachers and learners are changing. Students are playing a much more engaged role in teaching and learning and are encouraged to develop the 21st century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. The model of assessment where the classroom teacher or lecturer holds all the power and makes a finite set of choices about assessment outcomes limits the potential for learners to develop the skills needed for success in the 21st century.

This workshop explores the benefits of student self- assessment and examines samples of tools that can be used in the ELICOS classroom.

Ana Bratkovic is the General Manager of the Quality Assurance organisation, NEAS. Ana’s left her first career as an Economist with the Australian Bureau of Statistics in order to work more closely with people and became a High School social science teacher. She then moved into ELICOS, teaching at SELC before commencing a career in accreditation and quality assurance with NEAS in 2002.

Ana has enjoyed a range of roles at NEAS contributing to the full range of accreditation and monitoring services in both ELICOS and AMEP including desk audits, on-site reviews, course assessments and workshop delivery.

Ana applies her passion for quality and continuous improvement in all aspects of her work including compliance auditing, quality assurance processes, assessment validation and workshop delivery.