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  • 21 st Century Jobs Require 21 st Century Skills
  • This is the design spec. for 21 st Century Education So we need assessment tools that will create these results in our young people. In my travels I gave a talk in Arizona and a crusty business person stopped me right in the middle…
  • Why are 21 st Century Skills so critical? Twenty-first century skills combining technology literacy, critical thinking, creativity and mastery of core subject matter are the lifeblood of a productive workforce in today's global, knowledge-based economy
  • Why are 21 st Century Skills so critical? Twenty-first century skills combining technology literacy, critical thinking, creativity and mastery of core subject matter are the lifeblood of a productive workforce in today's global, knowledge-based economy
  • Why are 21 st Century Skills so critical? Twenty-first century skills combining technology literacy, critical thinking, creativity and mastery of core subject matter are the lifeblood of a productive workforce in today's global, knowledge-based economy
  • Why are 21 st Century Skills so critical? Twenty-first century skills combining technology literacy, critical thinking, creativity and mastery of core subject matter are the lifeblood of a productive workforce in today's global, knowledge-based economy
  • Ask folks to raise their hands Ask psychometricians what percentage of the room raised their hands
  • KAREN BRUETT
  • Our current assessment model focuses on core subjects
  • This is the design spec. for 21 st Century Education So we need assessment tools that will create these results in our young people. In my travels I gave a talk in Arizona and a crusty business person stopped me right in the middle…
  • We need 21 st Century citizens We need 21 st Century workers We need 21 st Century assessments.

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  • Dr. Hasan Bedir [email_address] Why to teach Critical Thinking Skills
  • “ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” --Alvin Toffler, American writer and futurist (1928- )
  • “ This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education… whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good formation from bad, or speak a language other than English.” How to Build a Student for the 21 st Century, TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006 Overview
  • 20 th Century 21 st Century 1 – 2 Jobs 10 – 15 Jobs Critical Thinking Across Disciplines Integration of 21 st Century Skills into Subject Matter Mastery Mastery of One Field Subject Matter Mastery Number of Jobs: Job Requirement : Teaching Model: Subject Matter Mastery Integration of 21 st Century Skills into Subject Matter Mastery Assessment Model: Why 21 st Century Skills?
    • Every student in your school or district must be :
        • A critical thinker
        • A problem solver
        • An innovator
        • An effective communicator
        • An effective collaborator
        • A self-directed learner
        • Information and media literate
        • Globally aware
        • Civically engaged
        • Financially and economically literate
  • Why are 21 st Century Skills so Important? 5 Reasons
  • 1. Turkish students must compete in a new global economy. Why 21 st Century Skills?
  • 2. Turkey should not fall behind. 21 st Century Skills?
  • 3. The nature of work is changing. Why 21 st Century Skills?
  • Why 21 st Century Skills? 4. The requirements of the 21 st Century work force are changing.
  • 21 st Century Skills? 5. We need to prepare our students to be effective 21 st Century citizens.
  • What is the Framework for 21 st Century Skills?
  • Overview
  • 20 th Century Education Model 21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 21 st Century Skills Framework
    • - English
    • Reading or Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Foreign Languages
    • Civics
    • Government
    • Economics
    • Arts
    • History
    • Geography
    Core Subjects 21 st Century Skills Framework
    • Thinking and Learning Skills
    • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills
    • Creativity & Innovation Skills
    • Communication & Information Skills
    • Collaboration Skills
    21 st Century Skills Framework
    • ICT Literacy
    • Information and communications technology (ICT) literacy is the ability to use technology to accomplish thinking and learning skills:
      • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
      • Skills
      • Creativity & Innovation Skills
      • Communication & Information Skills
      • Collaboration Skills
    21 st Century Skills Framework
    • Life Skills
      • Leadership
      • Ethics
      • Accountability
      • Adaptability
      • Personal Productivity
      • Personal Responsibility
      • People Skills
      • Self Direction
      • Social Responsibility
    21 st Century Skills Framework
    • 21 st Century Content
    • Global Awareness
    • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy
    • Civic Literacy
    • Health & Wellness Awareness
    21 st Century Skills Framework
  • These 21 st Century Skills should become the new “design specs” for 21 st Century education. 21 st Century Skills Framework
  • Conclusion “ There is remarkable consensus among educators and business and policy leaders on one key conclusion: we need to bring what we teach and how we teach into the 21st century.” TIME Magazine, December 18, 2006
    • Every student in your school or district must be:
        • A critical thinker
        • A problem solver
        • An innovator
        • An effective communicator
        • An effective collaborator
        • A self-directed learner
        • Information and media literate
        • Globally aware
        • Civically engaged
        • Financially and economically literate
    Conclusion
  • These skills should become the “design specs” of a 21 st Century education in your school or district. Conclusion
  • What is critical thinking?
  • What is critical thinking?
    • “ The use of cognitive skills or strategies that increase the probability of a desired outcome.”
    • Halpern, 1996
  • What is critical thinking?
    • The formation of logical inferences.
    • Stahl and Stahl (1991)
    • Deciding what action to take or what to believe through reasonable reflective thinking.
    • Ennis (1991)
  • What is critical thinking?
    • Reasoned, purposive, and reflective thinking used to make decisions, solve problems, and master concepts.
    • Rudd, 2002
  • Information / Facts / Data Data Interpretation Concepts / Theories Points of View Assumptions Conclusions / Implications / Consequences Purpose / Question Elements of Reasoning Paul, 1995
  • Critical thinking skills Facione, 1990
    • Interpretation
    • Analysis
    • Evaluation
    • Inference
    • Explanation
    • Self-regulation
  • Creating a thinking environment
  • Fundamental and Powerful Concepts
    • Select a course that you teach.
    • Identify three - four fundamental and powerful concepts that are the underpinnings of the course.
    • Do these match what is emphasized in your course syllabus?
    • How can I teach my course to foster a deep understanding of these concepts?
  • Thank you for your attention Questions?