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What should students learn in the 21st century?

What should students learn in the 21st century?
By Charles FadelFounder & chairman, Center for Curriculum Redesign Vice-chair of the Education committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)Visiting scholar, Harvard GSE, MIT ESG/IAP and Wharton/Penn CLO It has become clear that teaching skills requires answering “What should students learn in the 21st century?” on a deep and broad basis. Teachers need to have the time and flexibility to develop knowledge, skills, and character, while also considering the meta-layer/fourth dimension that includes learning how to learn, interdisciplinarity, and personalisation. Adapting to 21st century needs means revisiting each dimension and how they interact: Knowledge - relevance required: Students’ lack of motivation, and often disengagement, reflects the inability of education systems to connect content to real-world experience.

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As a teacher I struggle with teaching the meta layer, especially when it comes to transferring their learning to other areas. This past year, I’ve been connecting their learning for them but that’s me just telling them. I want them to apply it. by kimberlyng Jun 5

This is an interesting blog post about the areas of managing as a 21st Century learner - knowledge, skills, behaviour (character) and meta-layer. Read the post to explore these four areas. by janeschmude Apr 25

Yes its great. THe notion of teaching or developing character in Higher Ed is interesting isnt it. And the meta layer is full of lots of different things that may need teasing out. by susie_mac Aug 22

I like the breakdown into 4 areas: knowledge, skills, behaviour and "meta-layer". kp by krispaterson Aug 22

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