The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Creativity and Innovation Think Creatively Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming) Create new and worthwhile ideas (both incremental and radical concepts) Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts Work Creatively with Others Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes Implement Innovations Act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the field in which the innovation will occur Additional resources related to creativity and innovation are listed below: 1. Critical and Creative Thinking - Bloom's Taxonomy 2.
Teaching for the 21st Century:The 21st Ce Since 2002, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills has been the leading advocacy organization in the United States focused on infusing 21st century skills into education. Its Framework for 21st Century Learning, the result of a consensus among hundreds of stakeholders, describes the skills, knowledge, and expertise students need to succeed in work and life. In their discussions with the partnership about the framework, Educators recommended a combination of rigorous courses imparting both core content knowledge and skills to engage students and increase achievement. Civic and community groups outlined a set of 21st century skills and knowledge that citizens in a participatory democracy must possess. Four components of the framework describe these skills and knowledge: Core subjects and 21st century themes (such as language arts, mathematics, science, global awareness, and financial literacy). In 2005, the partnership began the State Leadership Program.
About Innovation Lab | Innovation Lab International outlook – technological insight. Since 2001, we have established an international network comprising close to 2500 connections within worldwide research, product development and entrepreneurship. This network operates as our "antenna association" providing us with a broad perspective of the scope of emerging technologies, of their potential, and of who has advanced the furthest and with what. Such an overview supplies us with a quite precise impression of what will be stirring in 3-5 years which is the time span right now on the drawing boards of research and development departments. Through talks and articles, workshops, seminars and projects we strive to provide a comprehensive list of the potentials and challenges facing businesses and organisations; and here our extensive insight is a valuable advantage. And there is a widespread interest. Innovation Lab is a limited company, albeit registered as a non-profit organisation.
Skills 2.0 Skills 2.0 is now part of this month’s Work/Learning Blog Carnival hosted by Manish Mohan. My article in T&D, the journal of ASTD, was published this month, and if you’re a member of ASTD you’ll see it in the monthly journal or you can access it online. I’ve attached the article below. This article covers issues that I often refer to on this blog and there is little new for regular readers. It is geared toward learning professionals who may want to know why it’s important to understand the Web for training and development. Download PDF: L&D Skills 2.0 I submitted this post for the work/learning carnival because it synthesizes much of my writing about learning on the Web. Enabling learning is no longer about just disseminating good content, if it ever was. Today I came across an excellent example of collaborative learning used by Ken Caroll in training language hosts: At the moment, we’re in the process of inducting (training?)
Japan's 'Sense-Roid' replicates human hug Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011, 7:08pm AEST Japanese inventors have pushed the frontiers of technology with the ultimate companion for lonely singles - a wired torso-shaped device that you can hug and that hugs you back. The Sense-Roid looks like a tailor's mannequin with silicon skin and is packed with pressure sensors. It is connected to a jacket worn by the human user that replicates the embrace with the help of air compressors. The illusion of a mutual hug with the half-humanoid is enhanced by artificial muscles and vibrating devices in the tactile jacket, according to the inventors from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo. "Many people initially feel surprised and uncomfortable about the unusual experience, but they gradually get accustomed to it until they feel comfortable and pleasant," said research team member Nobuhiro Takahashi. "We wondered how humans would feel if they could hug themselves." The Sense-Roid is on display at the 3D & Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Framework for 21st Cen The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century and beyond. The key elements of 21st century learning are represented in the graphic and descriptions below. The graphic represents both 21st century student outcomes (as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and 21st century learning support systems (as represented by the pools at the bottom). While the graphic represents each element distinctly for descriptive purposes, P21 views all the components as fully interconnected in the process of 21st century teaching and learning. 21st Century Student Outcomes and Support Systems 21st Century Student Outcomes 1. 2. 3. 4. 21st Century Support Systems 1. 21st Century Standards 2.
RED November 7, 2006 New RED project: DEMOCRACY How could MPs better connect with their constituents? That's the question we set out to answer in this latest RED project. We asked constituents to design their perfect MP; ran a design workshop with 15 MPs in parliament; debated the issues on the Today Programme; and we spent an intensive week working alongside a constituency office in Doncaster to develop a new set of services for MPs. We published our results in the snappily-titled report, 'Ten practical things every MP can do to rebuild democracy in their constituency', which sets out proposals for new services for MPs, a hansard for constituents and a 'Constitupedia' - a resource of consituency best practice. There's a short film of the project below and if you're interested in the detail a presentation of our Transformation Design process. See RED/democracy Chris Vanstone | LINK | DEMOCRACY PROJECT | COMMENTS (0) Home Green Home Chris Vanstone | LINK | ENERGY PROJECT | COMMENTS (0) Design Spam
Digital Literacy: Skills for the 21st Century: Introduction This Digital Literacy Toolkit began with the premise that multimedia authoring, which is happening with the extensive use of PowerPoint in classrooms, must be taught as a skill, just as traditional text-based writing is taught. While teachers and students have become familiar with the technical skills required to use images in multimedia productions, they lack a critical language to determine whether an image or a sound is used appropriately. Images, sounds and animations — like words — are building blocks whose meanings can be changed to suit the communicative purpose of the author.