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Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
Education: Key Competencies for the Future
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Key address at the 22nd ETEN Conference, April 19-21, Coimbra, Portugal

Key address at the 22nd ETEN Conference, April 19-21, Coimbra, Portugal

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  • 1. Education: Key Competencies for the FutureAPRIL 19-21, 201222nd ETEN ConferenceESCOLA SUPERIOR DE EDUCAÇÃO * COIMBRA
  • 2. competence vs competency Education: the competence of a person is related Key to the aggregate of her competencies Competencies for the FutureAPRIL 19-21, 2012 The slides of this presentation will be available at:22nd ETEN Conference http://www.slideshare.net/adfigueiredoESCOLA SUPERIOR DE EDUCAÇÃO * COIMBRA
  • 3. Education: Key Competencies for the FutureAPRIL 19-21, 201222nd ETEN ConferenceESCOLA SUPERIOR DE EDUCAÇÃO * COIMBRA
  • 4. 1. FROM THE 20th TO THE 21st CENTURY 2. THE WORLD WE LIVE IN 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTURE4. PUTTING THE COMPETENCIES TOGETHER 5. CONCLUSIONS
  • 5. 1. FROM THE 20th TO THE 21st CENTURY 2. THE WORLD WE LIVE IN 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTURE4. PUTTING THE COMPETENCIES TOGETHER 5. CONCLUSIONS
  • 6. 1. FROM 20th TO 21st CENTURYEDUCATION IN THE LAST 200 YEARS industrial   social   era   era  
  • 7. 1. FROM 20th TO 21st CENTURY INDUSTRIAL ERA industrial industrial   social   era   era  The industrial revolution has created the fascinationwith the machine and with the human processes thatmimic the repeatability and accuracy of the machine
  • 8. 1. FROM 20th TO 21st CENTURY INDUSTRIAL ERA With the generalization of the public schools, the organizational models ofindustry were transposed to the schools. Rows of desks, bells ringing, artificially separated disciplines, learning out of context, instruction of listening and answering, isolation and competition, rigid national curricula, standard tests. Industry has changed radically, since then, but education still keeps much of the old model.
  • 9. 1. FROM 20th TO 21st CENTURY INDUSTRIAL ERAdisciplinary learningmechanical and industrial vision of learninglearning as ‘knowledge’ delivery (or ‘content’)predominance of authority and hierarchypraise of uniformityprimacy of quantity
  • 10. 1. FROM 20th TO 21st CENTURY SOCIAL ERA era   industrial   social   industrial   era   era  The new forms of socialization provided by communication networks (internet, cell phones) generated a multitude of new opportunities and promising approaches to learning
  • 11. 1. FROM 20th TO 21st CENTURY SOCIAL ERAmulti-, trans- and meta disciplinary learningorganic and social vision of learninglearning as transformationpredominance of leadership and collaborationpraise of differenceprimacy of quality (supported by reasonable quantity)
  • 12. 1. FROM 20th TO 21st CENTURY industrial era social era disciplinary learning multidisciplinary learning mechanical and industrial organic and social vision of learning vision of learninglearning as ‘knowledge’ delivery learning as transformation predominance of authority predominance of leadership and hierarchy and collaboration praise of uniformity praise of difference primacy of quantity praise of quality (quantified)
  • 13. 1. FROM 20th TO 21st CENTURYIN WHICH ERA ARE WE? industrial   social     era   era   Definitely, in the industrial era!We are building the 21stcentury with the visions of the 19th century http://leading-learning.blogspot.com/
  • 14. 1. FROM 20th TO 21st CENTURY http://leading-learning.blogspot.com/
  • 15. 1. FROM THE 20th TO THE 21st CENTURY 2. THE WORLD WE LIVE IN 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTURE4. PUTTING THE COMPETENCIES TOGETHER 5. CONCLUSIONS
  • 16. 2. THE WORD WE LIVE IN Knowledge-intensive andinnovation-led global world Everyone competes with everyone Less competent are replaced by those who, in other parts of the world, can do the same for less
  • 17. 2. THE WORD WE LIVE IN The rate of change of the economy requires creative and differentiated workforce But the uniformity of school systems produces almost undifferentiated workforceThe ability to create value, with creativity and competence, becomes essential for survival in the labour market
  • 18. 2. THE WORD WE LIVE IN PAST THREAT stable employment OPPORTUNITY temporary work PRESENT FUTUREproblematic full stable employmentemployment activity temporary work
  • 19. 2. THE WORD WE LIVE INTHE ROLE OF SCHOOLS THREAT Still too busy creating the stable full-time workforce of the past OPPORTUNITY Help children build their own ability to innovate and create value
  • 20. 2. THE WORD WE LIVE INNEW MEDIA, NEW (LEARNING) OPPORTUNITIES
  • 21. 1. FROM THE 20th TO THE 21st CENTURY 2. THE WORLD WE LIVE IN 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTURE4. PUTTING THE COMPETENCIES TOGETHER 5. CONCLUSIONS
  • 22. 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTURE What competencies should the citizens of the future have to take advantage of these opportunities in a global world? What competencies should they have to prevent their relegation to the margins of the economy?
  • 23. 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTUREMany studies on the subject: What competencies for the learners and the workforce? communication, collaboration, creativity, entrepreneurship, IT skills
  • 24. 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTUREMany studies on the subject: What competencies for the learners and the workforce? communication, collaboration, creativity, entrepreneurship, IT skills Information literacies: to identify, search, locate, extract, analyse critically, organize, use
  • 25. 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTUREMany studies on the subject: http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/21st+Century+Pedagogy
  • 26. 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTUREMany studies on the subject:TEN SKILLS FOR THEFUTURE WORKFORCEInstitute For The Future (IFTF),University of Phoenix
  • 27. 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTURESENSE-MAKING, ability to determine the SOCIAL MEDIA LITERACY, ability todeeper meanings and the courses of critically use social media as instrumentsaction to act in complex situations of empowerment and transformationSOCIAL INTELLIGENCE, ability TRANSDISCIPLINARITY, abilityto participate in the collective to reason and build knowledgeconstruction of solutions across multiple disciplinesADAPTIVE THINKING, ability to DESIGN MIND-SET, ability to createthink and act in ways that transcend solutions in contexts where only partthe rote and rule-based of the requirements are known COGNITIVE LOAD MANAGEMENT, abilityCROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCY, ability to discriminate and filter the informationto operate in diverse cultural settings needed to produce successful solutionsCOMPUTATIONAL THINKING, ability to translate VIRTUAL COLLABORATION, ability toaggregates of data into abstract concepts work, drive engagement, and demonstrateand conduct data-based reasoning presence as a member of a virtual team.
  • 28. 1. FROM THE 20th TO THE 21st CENTURY 2. THE WORLD WE LIVE IN 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTURE4. PUTTING THE COMPETENCIES TOGETHER 5. CONCLUSIONS
  • 29. 4. PUTTING COMPETENCIES TOGETHER What impacts shouldthose diagrams and lists have on our practice?
  • 30. 4. PUTTING COMPETENCIES TOGETHER The new generations are already living in this (increasingly virtual) world It is in this world that they will be finding themarkets for their knowledge and competence It is in this world that they will be sought It is in this world that they will be hired
  • 31. 4. PUTTING COMPETENCIES TOGETHER For this reason, Beyond the traditional competencies, which keep being essential, (writing is even more vital now, because it is through writing that we daily build our brand image in this world) Beyond the lists of competenciestraditionally associated to the 21st century,
  • 32. 4. PUTTING COMPETENCIES TOGETHER they must internalize, through their action and interaction, the culture of this connected worldthey must be able to create and maintain the brand image that lets them be recognized and found in this world, (their “web track” or “life portfolio”)
  • 33. 4. PUTTING COMPETENCIES TOGETHER they must learn to create value that is widely recognized in this world They must learn how to live, lead, cooperate, collaborate, create, co-create, self-organize, and co-organize in this world
  • 34. 1. FROM THE 20th TO THE 21st CENTURY 2. THE WORLD WE LIVE IN 3. NEW COMPETENCIES FOR THE FUTURE4. PUTTING THE COMPETENCIES TOGETHER 5. CONCLUSIONS
  • 35. 5. CONCLUSIONSWHAT TODAY’S WORLD NEEDS
  • 36. 5. CONCLUSIONSWHAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE PRODUCING
  • 37. 5. CONCLUSIONS If we recognize this reality, we should: As citizens, make sure that the system doesn’t slide back to the industrial paradigms of the past As educators, contribute to the education of whole citizens capable of autonomously creatingtheir difference, value, success, and happiness in the world of opportunity where we live
  • 38. THE END The slides will be made available at: http://www.slideshare.net/adfigueiredo Education: Key Competencies for the FutureAPRIL 19-21, 201222nd ETEN ConferenceESCOLA SUPERIOR DE EDUCAÇÃO * COIMBRA

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