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The 12 Must-Have Skills Of Modern Learners

The 12 Must-Have Skills Of Modern Learners
If you consider yourself a modern learner and take advantage of modern technology in order to improve yourself, then you probably have some or most of these characteristics. If you use technology to bolster your understanding of a particular topic, use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to tackle tough questions, or simply collaborate across networks (online and in-person), then you’ve got some of the skills of modern learners. That’s the idea behind this fabulous visualization from User-Generated Education . It details the 12 skills of modern learners that, depending on your current skill level, you should aspire to attain, already have, or at least know about. Personally, I like the focus on agility and adaptability. That’s a crucial skill for any student, teacher, administrator, or even parent. Another critical skill I want to point out is empathy and global stewardship. What’s your favorite skill?

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How To Become More Unstoppable Every Day Karen X. Cheng is unstoppable. Three years ago, she wanted to work for Microsoft Excel, so she put 100 hours into prepping for the interview--a tactic she's tried elsewhere and failed with. Why disruptive innovation matters to education There is a common tendency at this time of year to reflect and refocus on what matters most and then use that renewed focus to chart into the year ahead. In that spirit of reflection, I want to share some thoughts on why the theory of disruptive innovation, which guides our work here at the Clayton Christensen Institute, is so important to education. If you are not familiar with the theory of disruptive innovation, a brief explanation is available here on our website.

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