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  • 1. 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market Dr. Steffen Sommer Directeur Général Collège Champittet Lausanne
  • 2. Learning Past and Future Relative stability of Society and Job Market since the Industrial Revolution 1991 Total spending of all developed countries on technology surpasses their spending on manufactured products. Global focus changes 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market STS
  • 3. Industrial Age Economy (I) montage Assembly fabrication Production Resource extraction extraction marketing Marketing Distribution distribution Products/Services Value chain in the industrial age 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market STS
  • 4. Knowledge Age Economy (II) Knowledge Expertise Information Marketing Data Services/Products Knowledge Age Value Chain 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market STS
  • 5. The Job Market Depends on the demands of a more and more globalised society Permanent state of flux Rapid changes in society Impact on education (preparation) Impact on the future of job market (skills required) 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market STS
  • 6. global citizens – global communicators – global Achievers
  • 7. Responsibilities of Education Main objective, preparing students for the world of work and civic life New influences in society lead to new ways of learning passive vs active mono focus vs multi-focus All at an elevated speed 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market STS
  • 8. 21st Century Demands on Schools 20th Century Teacher-directed Direct instruction Knowledge Content Basic Skills Facts and principles Theory Curriculum Time-slotted One-size-fits-all (learn for school) Competitive Text-based Summative tests 21st Century Learner-centered Interactive exchange Skills Process Applied Skills Questions and Problems (PS) Practice Projects On-demand Personalised (learning for life) Collaborative Web-based Formative evaluation
  • 9. Creativity and Innovation “Imagination is much more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein
  • 10. How useful is our knowledge? Reading Writing Calculus Up until 1991, the basic skills Transferred by learning subject knowledge Prepared for the 21st Century? 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market STS
  • 11. Required Skills Critical thinking Team-working Interpersonal Skills Problemsolving Cultural awareness and tolerance Communication Team leadership ICT Competence Media Competence Interpretation and processing of Self-confidence, information ready to adapt to regular changes, etc
  • 12. The 21st Century Leader Employs a resonant management style Is aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses Can motivate his/her team Collaborates and shares with his team Is focused on improvement an progress Communicates positively and cogently Develops and adheres to his/her own style 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market STS
  • 13. Do not panic! Our students already have these skills All knowledge and skills acquired in a traditional way are adaptable. We are the best proof! But we have undergone, knowingly or unwittingly, a skills audit. And adapted to the new challenges. 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market STS
  • 14. To be continued … 21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Job Market STS