About the ATS2020 Pattern Collection

“Within the EU project “ATS2020 – Assessment of Transversal Skills” about 10 000 students between 10 and 15 years participated in piloting the ATS2020 learning model, which aims to support the development of transversal skills.

ATS2020 learning model
ATS2020 Learning Model

The learning model requires significant changes of traditional teaching as it means moving from a teacher- to a learner-centred way of education. Furthermore, digital tools are central within the ATS2020 learning approach. Not all teachers have expertise in using digital tools in class and in knowing how to use them in order to support transversal skills. A pattern language for feedback and assessment supports teachers in applying the ATS2020 learning model, as it builds on good practice experiences in the past.”  (Grundschober, I., Ghoneim, A., T. and Baumgartner, P., Gruber-Mücke 2017, p.1)

Many teacher-centred patterns cannot be used anymore, new patterns are necessary. In the pattern community pedagogues all over the world have minded patterns for formative assessment and we want to make use of these already existing patterns to help teachers establish an learning environment which supports formative assessment and feedback, like promoted in the ATS2020 learning model. We created a pattern collection for formative assessment, which includes 36 patterns from 11 pattern languages.

How to Use the Pattern Collection?

You could either search for appropriate patterns by using the interactive concept map (by clicking on interesing patterns) or by going through our pattern categories, based on the ATS2020 learning model:

Furthermore, we also set the 11 pattern languages as categories, so you can easily check out the pattern languages and which patterns we used from them.

The ATS2020 Pattern Collection


Links to Pattern References

You can find pattern references, including summaries and examples for technological support as well as links to the patterns on this website. The pattern references are linked in the interactive ATS2020 patterns concept map (Created with Cmap). Furthermore, the pattern reference indicates who has an active part in the pattern:

  • T: Teachers could use this pattern.
  • S: Students could use this pattern
  • T/S: Both, teachers and students could use this pattern.
  • T*/S: The pattern was written for teachers, but could be applied by students, too.

Colours used in the Concept Map

  • Orange-coloured patterns: Patterns for teachers to establish an learning environment, which is supporting formative assessment/feedback.
  • Pink-coloured patterns: Patterns for students to establish an learning enviroment, which is supporting formative assessment/feedback.
  • Yellow-coloured patterns: Feedback and assessment patterns, which could be used by the teacher and/or students to give feedback. Most of the yellow patterns were originally written for teachers but are highly applicable for students to – it would be beneficial to rephrase these patterns for children to use them in their everyday life.
  • Orange/pink-mix-coloured patterns: Both students and teachers are involved in these patterns as actives users. Collaboration between students and teachers is suggested here (Grundschober, I., Ghoneim, A., T. and Baumgartner, P., Gruber-Mücke, T., 2017, p.17f).


Paper and Authors

Read more here: Grundschober, I., Ghoneim, A., Gruber-Mücke, T. and Baumgartner, P. (2017): A Pattern Language Remix for ATS2020. Using Existing Pedagogical Patterns to Create a New Langauge for Formative Assessment within the ATS2020 Learning Model. PURPLSOC 2017, Krems.

Grundschober, Isabell, Danube University Krems, Department of Interactive Media and Educational Technologies, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria Isabell.Grundschober@donau-uni.ac.at

Ghoneim, Andrea, Danube University Krems, Department of Interactive Media and Educational Technologies, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria, Andrea.Ghoneim@donau-uni.ac.at

Baumgartner, Peter, Danube University Krems, Department of Interactive Media and Educational Technologies, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria, Peter.Baumgartner@donau-uni.ac.at

Gruber-Muecke, Tina, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Department Business, Piaristengasse 1, 3500 Krems, Austria, Tina.Gruber-Muecke@fh-krems.ac.at