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The case for 21st-century learning

The case for 21st-century learning
Andreas Schleicher, OECD Education Directorate Anyone wondering why knowledge and skills are important to the future of our economies should consider two facts. First, jobs: employment rates are higher among people with more education than among those with less. This has continued to be the case during the crisis. Also, in those OECD countries where college education has expanded most over recent decades, learning differentials for college graduates have continued to rise compared with school leavers, for instance. This is a good, concrete argument for skilling up. For most of the last century, the widespread belief among policymakers was that you had to get the basics right in education before you could turn to broader skills. Those that hold on to this view should not be surprised if students lose interest or drop out of schools because they cannot relate what is going on in school to their real lives. The knowledge world is no longer divided between specialists and generalists. Related:  jcgonzalez8121 century learningEDST5123

Lev Vygotsky Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky (Russian: Лев Семёнович Вы́готский or Выго́тский, born Лев Симхович Выгодский Lev Simkhovich Vygodsky, November 17 [O.S. November 5] 1896 – June 11, 1934) was a Soviet psychologist, the founder of a theory of human cultural and bio-social development commonly referred to as cultural-historical psychology, and leader of the Vygotsky Circle. Vygotsky's main work was in developmental psychology, and he proposed a theory of the development of higher cognitive functions in children that saw reasoning as emerging through practical activity in a social environment. During the earlier period of his career he argued that the development of reasoning was mediated by signs and symbols, and therefore contingent on cultural practices and language as well as on universal cognitive processes. During his lifetime Vygotsky's theories were controversial within the Soviet Union. Biography[edit] Scientific legacy[edit] "Instrumental" period (1920s)[edit] Thought and Language[edit]

Defining%2021st%20century%20skills.pdf 21 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners Whether you are a teacher, a parent, an aunt or an uncle, it is important to know that today’s students are wildly different in some ways, from past generations. 21st Century learners… Want to have a say in their education. They’ll respond better when their voices are heard.Often have higher levels of digital literacy than their parents or teachers. They don’t know a world without computers.Expect transparency in their parents, teachers and mentors. They’ll see right through you. Like this post? If you are interested in booking me (Sarah Eaton) for a presentation, keynote or workshop (either live or via webinar) contact me at sarahelaineeaton (at) Like this: Like Loading...

Learning Emergence | deep learning | complex systems | transformative leadership | knowledge media Chapter Three: Practicing Web Wisdom: Mindfully Incorporating Digital Literacies into the Classroom Chapter Three Practicing Web Wisdom: Mindfully Incorporating Digital Literacies into the Classroom Patrick Thomas Morgan Ascending the Mountain, Acadia National Park (Patrick Thomas Morgan, 2010) “Digital literacies can leverage the Web’s architecture of participation, just as the spread of reading skills amplified collective intelligence five centuries ago. —— Howard Rheingold, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online “Aloha!” It was quite fitting to interview Rheingold underneath his plum tree because this is where he conversed with digital specialists—such as MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito and 1990s Microsoft Virtual Worlds Group Director Linda Stone—to write the very book we were discussing with him: Net Smart: How to Thrive Online (which, not surprisingly, he wrote under his plum tree). “Every two days,” writes Rheingold, “humans produce as much information as we did from the era of cave paintings up to 2003” (98-99). Digital Literacies Digital Literacies Meet the Classroom: The First Day

Cuevana 2 | La Nueva Cuevana Skills beyond school Definition and Selection of Competencies website The importance of knowledge, skills, and competencies to individuals and society is widely accepted among policymakers in OECD countries. At least at the discourse level, a well-educated, knowledgeable, highly qualified citizenry is seen as playing an eminent role in facing the challenges of the present and the future. To date, the major impetus in OECD countries for efforts in the area of key competencies has come from the business sector and from employers. From a purely economic viewpoint, competencies of individuals are seen as important because they contribute to: boosting productivity and market competitiveness;minimizing unemployment through developing an adaptive and qualified labor force; andcreating an environment for innovation in a world dominated by global competition. From a broader social perspective, knowledge, skills, and competencies are important because of their contributions outside the domain of economics and work.

An Australian curriculum to promote 21st century learning | Summer 2010 Summer 2010 A national curriculum: looking forward Peter Hill offers leadership during a time of significant change in the learning landscape for Australian education. In this article, he outlines the development, conceptualisation and structure, use and accessibility, and support for an Australian curriculum in preparation. Over the next few years, teachers and school leaders will be engrossed in realising a significant milestone in our nation’s educational history—the development and implementation of a world-class Australian curriculum that will prepare young people for life in the 21st century. Curriculum is always complicated and stirs the passions. What is curriculum? So the first point to make is that the Australian curriculum is by no means the whole curriculum. And what about 21st century learning? It does not always imply new learning, but learning that is relevant to life and ongoing learning in the 21st century. All of this will be possible with the click or two of a button.