(Dave) Every Student Deserves …First Class Knowledge And World Class Skills The future won’t wait --- we should be integrating knowledge and skills, in every classroom, for every student We are losing too many opportunities to prepare our students to succeed in the 21 st century - the rest of the world is passing us by. Our students are not performing as well as their international peers on global assessments like TIMMS and PISA. Parents and kids are waiting for us to come to a consensus and work together. The P21 framework describes the knowledge and skills EVERY child needs in the 21 st century. It is based on mastery of core academic subjects Also asks: are students good communicators? Collaborators? Critical thinkers? Financially literate and civically engaged?
(Dave) These skills are crucial for every student. Even entry-level jobs require these skills – the days of rote skills and routine jobs are over.
(Dave) These are the skills that are most aligned with AASL’s mission and AASL has been a great champion of these skills within P21 (Julie Walker is P21 board member). As she would say - the importance of information literacy in the P21 framework cannot be overstated—students must be able to access, evaluate, use and manage information effectively. This is a basic requirement for success in the 21 st century.
(Dave) Everyone has a story to tell about a student, a son or daughter or an employee who needs to refine this skill set. Self direction is one that we often hear about from the business community. In a flat world, organizations are becoming leaner. We hear: “if someone needs to be managed, we can’t use them.” Today’s employers expect even entry-level employees to be self-starters, to take the initiative and be productive and accountable with their work without too much hand-holding. Citizens today, too, need to be flexible. The rapid pace of change – whether it’s technology, or the culture – requires adaptability.
(Dave) No skills implementation can be successful without developing core academic subject knowledge and understanding among all students. For this reason, core academic subjects are a bedrock component of the MILE Guide Self-Assessment Tool. All 21st century skills can and should be taught in the context of core academic subjects. In addition, core subjects can and should be taught in ways that support the themes of global awareness, financial literacy, civic literacy, health literacy & environmental literacy.
LEARNING FOR THE 21 st CENTURY A Guide for EFL Teachers in Moldova Daniela Munca, PhD APLE 2011
Introduction Introduction to the 21st century skills concept Why are 21 st century skills important for EFL teachers in Moldova? What teaching methods can be used to adjust Moldovan curricula to the 21 st century teaching and learning?
Introduction to the 21 st century skills concept
What skills do our students need to master in the 21 st century?
Which of these skills can you teach in school?
The average amount of information that is retained through that particular learning method
Lecture = 5%
Reading = 10%
Audiovisual = 20%
Demonstration = 30%
Discussion Group = 50%
Practice by doing = 75%
Teach others / immediate use of learning = 90%
Which skills are the most difficult to teach? Why?
An initiative of the US. Department of Education to create an overall vision of how 21 st century skills can be incorporated into K-12 and higher education .
The Framework for 21st Century Learning describes the skills, knowledge and expertise students must master to succeed in work and life. 21 st Century Skills Framework
Today’s education faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how students learn.
Moldovan curricula tends to be too academic
The teaching materials and methodology are not updated on a regular basis
There is no specific centralized model for University professors to implement in their practices
Workforce Why are 21 st century skills important? “ The average person will change jobs nine times by the time he or she is 32.” Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
The four “C”s: are a student’s ticket up the economic ladder in the 21st century Critical thinking and problem solving Communication Collaboration Creativity and innovation
learning skills Information and Communication Skills
Information and Media Literacy Skills
Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
Problem Identification, Formulation and Solution
Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity
Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking
Interpersonal and Self-Direction Skills
Accountability and Adaptability
Interpersonal and Collaboration
21 st century tools core subjects 21 st century context 21 st century content assessment Element 2 : learning skills
21 st century tools Information and Communication Technologies, such as Computers, Networking and other Technologies Audio, Video, and Other Media and Multimedia Tools learning skills core subjects 21 st century context 21 st century content assessment Element 3 : 21 ST century tools
Emphasize 21 st Century Content Global Awareness
Use 21 st century skills to understand and address global issues
Collaboration with other cultures and languages
Financial, Economic and Business Literacy
Understanding the role of the economy all the way down to personal financial choices.
Ability to adapt with the nation’s economic environment using 21 st century skills
Knowing how to be an informed and participatory citizen.
Using 21 st century skills to responsibly exercise rights and responsibilities at local, state, national and global levels.
21 st century tools learning skills core subjects 21 st century context assessment Element 4 : 21 st century content