21st Century Trends Require 21st Century Schools

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Presentation from technologist and educational reformer Dr. Bob Kozma about the implications for school design in the 21st century.

Presentation from technologist and educational reformer Dr. Bob Kozma about the implications for school design in the 21st century.

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  • 1. 21st Century Trends Require 21st Century Schools
    Implications for Designing New Schools
    Dr. Robert Kozma | November 2009 | New York
    Cisco-NYC21C Webinar
  • 2. 21st Century Trends: Economic
    From national to global economies
    From manufacturing to knowledge creation
    From hierarchical to flat organizations
    From face-to-face to virtual
  • 3. 21st Century Trends: Information
    Exponential growth in information
    New ways of handling information
    New forms of information
    ICT, EDUCATION REFORM, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DR. ROBERT KOZMA
  • 4. 21st Century Trends: Social
    Growing diversity
    Multiple careers
    Changing lifestyles
    Aging
  • 5. 21st Century Trends: Major Challenges
    Climate change
    Environmental degradation
    Persistent poverty
    Energy needs
  • 6. 21st Century Trends: Technological
    Pervasive use of technology and networks
    Search for information
    eCommerce
    Entertainment
    Social networking
    Create and share content
  • 7. 20th Century Schools
    Teacher lectures
    Students study independently
    Curriculum tied to disciplines
    Schools structured around closed classes and physical spaces
    Closed-book exams that test for recall and application of simple procedures
    Technology used as a supplement
  • 8. What kind of schools are needed for C 21?
    What kinds of changes must take place in the education?
    What skills must students acquire?
    How must schools change?
    ICT, EDUCATION REFORM, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DR. ROBERT KOZMA
  • 9. From 20th to 21st Century Schools: Policy Goals
    20th Century Schools
    21st Century Schools
    Prepare students for a manufacturing economy
    Prepare students for knowledge-driven economy
    Students who can succeed in a highly standardized hierarchical society
    Students who are creative, flexible lifelong learners
  • 10. From 20th to 21st Century Schools: Curriculum and Assessment
    20th Century Schools
    21st Century Schools
    Students learn facts and standardized procedures
    Students acquire deep understanding and create new knowledge to solve real world problems
    Students assessed on standardized test
    Assessed with complex real world problems by a community of users
  • 11. From 20th to 21st Century Schools: Teaching and Learning
    20th Century Schools
    21st Century Schools
    Teachers as content experts who use direct instruction to deliver content knowledge
    Teachers as guides, innovators, and model learners
    Students do individual seat work
    Students as lifelong learners who work in collaborative teams to build on each other’s knowledge and solve complex, real world problems
  • 12. From 20th to 21st Century Schools: Social Infrastructure
    20th Century Schools
    21st Century Schools
    Focus on social hierarchy and accountability
    Collaborative teaching and learning, breaking disciplinary and physical boundaries
    Highly structured situations with little teacher or student autonomy
    Self-sustaining knowledge communities and anytime any where lifelong learning
  • 13. From 20th to 21st Century Schools: Technology Applications
    20th Century Schools
    21st Century Schools
    Productivity applications, ICT skill development, and tutorial software
    Simulations andmultimedia to support understanding; social networks, Wikis and blogs to support knowledge-building
    Computer labs and classrooms; networks for management
    Computers and digital devices everywhere; networks for community
  • 14. Educational Transformation
    What kind of change needs to take place to build 21st Century schools?
    Systemic Change
    What role can ICT play?
    A Lever for Change
    ICT alone will not work
  • 15. Implications for Education Change
    Have a vision
    Create a plan
    Build alignment
    Between policies and programs
    Within departments and programs
    Across departments and programs
    Look for levers for change
    Provide resources
    Equipment
    Training
    Materials
    Team with partners