Possessing the resilience to bounce back after set-backs
If you had to create a list of essential skills for learning in the 21 st century, what would you include?
STUDENT LEARNING DIGITAL-AGE LITERACY -basic, scientific, economic and technological literacies -visual and informational literacies -multicultural literacy and global awareness INVENTIVE THINKING -adaptability, managing complexity and self-direction -curiosity, creativity and risk-taking -higher-order thinking and sound reasoning EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION -teaming, collaboration and interpersonal skills -personal, social and civic responsibility -interactive communication HIGH PRODUCTIVITY -prioritize, plan and manage for results -effective use of real-world tools -relevant, high-quality products
Unless we are required to articulate our thoughts and feelings to others and receive timely and appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, most of us convince ourselves that we understand something even when we do not.
Peer review, peer editing makes learning public and provides an opportunity for peer teaching
Critiquing others’ work helps students learn to provide civil and constructive feedback, receive criticism, internalize standards and criteria for excellence, and reflect on their own work in progress.
Ultimately, we want students not to please us or simply get good grades , we want them to please themselves by achieving worthwhile goals and reaching standards of excellence, thus becoming life-long learners.
If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes.
“ These (new digital) technologies are truly a gift to humanity and we must endeavour to ensure that the benefits they offer are put at the service of all human individuals and communities, especially those who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable.”
Recent research has revealed that students, in the span of a typical semester, will generate approximately 42 pages worth of work for all classes, whereas they will produce in excess of 500 pages in email and text messages.