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  • 21st Century Learning Skills District 30 03/02/09
  • 21st century skills

    1. 1. 21 st Century Learning Skills
    2. 2. The Growing Gap <ul><li>There is a growing gap between the knowledge and skills students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21 st century communities and workplaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically, our students will spend their adult lives in a multitasking, multifaceted, technology-driven, diverse vibrant world. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Framework for 21 st Century Learning <ul><li>The Partnership for 21 st Century Skills has developed a unified, collective vision for 21 st century learning that can be used to strengthen American education. </li></ul>
    4. 4. 21 st Century Student Outcomes <ul><li>21 st century student outcomes are the skills, knowledge and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21 st century. </li></ul>Core Subjects and 21 st Century Themes Learning and Innovation Skills Information, Media and Technology Skills Life and Career Skills
    5. 5. Core Subjects and 21 st Century Themes <ul><li>Mastery of core subjects and 21 st century themes is essential for students in the 21 st century. Core subjects include </li></ul><ul><li>English, reading or language arts Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Science Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics History </li></ul><ul><li>World languages Geography Government and Civics </li></ul>Cores Subjects and 21 st Century Themes
    6. 6. Core Subjects and 21 st Century Themes <ul><li>In addition to these subjects, schools must move beyond a focus on basic competency in core subjects to promoting understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21 st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects: </li></ul><ul><li>Global awareness Civic literacy Health literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy </li></ul>Cores Subjects and 21 st Century Themes
    7. 7. Learning and Innovation Skills <ul><li>Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21 st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity and Innovation Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration Skills </li></ul></ul>Learning and Innovation Skills
    8. 8. Learning and Innovation Skills: Creativity and Innovation Skills <ul><li>Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work </li></ul><ul><li>Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others </li></ul><ul><li>Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which the innovation occurs </li></ul>
    9. 9. Learning and Innovation Skills: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills <ul><li>Exercise sound reasoning in understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Make complex choices and decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the interconnections among systems </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Frame, analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems and answer questions </li></ul>
    10. 10. Learning and Innovation Skills: Communication and Collaboration Skills <ul><li>Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate ability to work effectively with diverse teams </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal </li></ul><ul><li>Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work </li></ul>
    11. 11. Information, Media & Technology Skills <ul><li>People in the 21 st century live in a technology and media-suffused environment, marked by access to an abundance of information, rapid changes in technology tools, and the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. To be effective in the 21 st century, citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills related to information, media and technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Literacy (Information, Communications & Technology) </li></ul></ul>Information, Media & Technology Skills
    12. 12. Information, Media and Technology Skills Information Literacy <ul><li>Access information efficiently and effectively, evaluate information critically and competently and use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand </li></ul><ul><li>Possess a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information </li></ul>
    13. 13. Information, Media and Technology Skills Media Literacy <ul><li>Understand how media messages are constructed, for what purposes and using which tools, characteristics and conventions. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors. </li></ul><ul><li>Possess a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information </li></ul>
    14. 14. Information, Media and Technology Skills ICT Literacy <ul><li>Use digital technology, communication tools and/or networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information in order to function in a knowledge economy </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information, and the possession of a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information </li></ul>
    15. 15. Life and Career Skills <ul><li>Today’s life and work environments require far more than thinking skills and content knowledge. The ability to navigate the complex life and work environments in the globally competitive information age requires students to pay rigorous attention to developing adequate life and career skills. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility & Adaptability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative & Self-Direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social & Cross-Cultural Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity & Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership & Responsibility </li></ul></ul>Life and Career Skills
    16. 16. Life and Career Skills Flexibility & Adaptability <ul><li>Adapt to varied roles and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Worki effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities </li></ul>
    17. 17. Life and Career Skills Initiative & Self-Direction <ul><li>Monitor one’s own understanding and learning needs </li></ul><ul><li>Go beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand one’s own learning and opportunities to gain expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level </li></ul><ul><li>Define, prioritize and complete tasks without direct oversight </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize time efficiently and managing workload </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate commitment to learning as a lifelong process </li></ul>
    18. 18. Life and Career Skills Social & Cross-Cultural Skills <ul><li>Work appropriately and productively with others </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage the collective intelligence of groups when appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge cultural differences and using differing perspectives to increase innovation and the quality of work </li></ul>
    19. 19. Life and Career Skills Productivity & Accountability <ul><li>Set and meet high standards and goals for delivering quality work on time </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate diligence and a positive work ethic (e.g., being punctual and reliable) </li></ul>
    20. 20. Life and Career Skills Leadership & Responsibility <ul><li>Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage strengths of others to accomplish a common goal </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind </li></ul>