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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Home. PISA. More than half a million 15-year-olds took part in the OECD’s latest global education survey, known as PISA.


The main focus was on science, an increasingly important part of our economic and social lives. You can also watch this video in Spanish. Publications PISA 2015 Results (Volume III) - Students' Well-Being (Available from April 19, 2017 11:00) Global Launch with Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa, and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children International, hosted by the Education Policy Institute in partnership with J.P Morgan, 60 Victoria Embankment, London, at 10.00 a.m. local time.

Make Ideas Happen. At 99U, we try to demystify the creative process.

Make Ideas Happen

To show you the real inner-workings of how ideas are made to happen by sharing the thought processes and creative practices of great achievers. Here, with the help of our readers, we’ve rounded up some of the best videos on idea execution from artists, writers, designers, storytellers, researchers, and chocolatiers. 1. William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible (53:12) This rich and wonderful profile of acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge comes from PBS’s Art:21 series. Among other things, Kentridge talks embracing the seriousness of play and learning how to work out of your weaknesses. It’s always been in between the things I thought I was doing that the real work has happened. 2.

The most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. 3. Sometimes we over-value our own experience. I know that being right is a pretty deadly thing. How Creative Are You? Genius. Think Like a Genius : Qualities of a True Genius continued from page 1 Curiosity Children are naturally curious about the world around them from the earliest weeks of life.


The squirmy behavior of the infant is actually a manifestation of its sensorium engaged in a full-scale exploration of the world: this is active curiosity at its highest pitch. Playfulness Nowhere can we see students' genius more clearly demonstrated than when they are at play. Imagination The imagination has come to be associated with something negative — daydreaming — rather than being viewed as a potential source of cognitive power that the student might use to write stories (e.g., "My Role in Writing the Treaty of Versailles"), put on plays, create works of art, initiate deep dialogues about significant life issues, or engage in other activities that relate to important school outcomes.

Creativity The word creativity is closely linked to the word genius, since both words have the root meaning "to give birth. " Wonder Joy. 21st Century Wiki. 21st Century Literacies. The Definition of 21st Century Literacies Adopted by the NCTE Executive CommitteeFebruary 15, 2008 Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups.

21st Century Literacies

As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies. These literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—are multiple, dynamic, and malleable. NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment Today, the NCTE definition of 21st century literacies makes it clear that further evolution of curriculum, assessment, and teaching practice itself is necessary.

Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. Click here for the complete framework. Learning creativity. Creativity Crisis. Hiring creatives. A recent BusinessWeek article reported that, “According to a new survey of 1,500 chief executives conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, CEOs identify ‘creativity’ as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future.”

hiring creatives

While the study’s results will come as no surprise to hard-working creative professionals, they do raise an important question: How do we identify – and hire for – the qualities that add up to creativity? By our lights, the notion of “creativity” can’t be separated from the skills required for creative execution. So our analysis of the characteristics crucial to creativity focuses particularly on the skills that facilitate putting ideas into action. LitScapes. Introduction "One of the problems with integrating literature [and] other domains is the belief that there has to be some grandiose formal plan.


And there does not. It can be very impromptu. " Dorothy Franklin 7th Grade Teacher, DeWitt Clinton Elementary School Chicago, Illinois Across the country, teachers are offering students doorways into literature via the visual arts, dramatic activities, and music. Asking students to think about their literary experiences in a variety of forms leads to fresh insights and new understandings of a text. Connecting the study of literature to subjects across the curriculum enriches both subject areas.

Offering students the opportunity to read historical fiction, topical poetry and essays, or even nonfiction works such as diaries and letters, often enables students to imagine the human concerns behind historical events. For a complete guide to the workshop session activities, download and print our Support Materials.