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Comparison of 20th vs. 21st century skills needed to be successful in education.

Comparison of 20th vs. 21st century skills needed to be successful in education.

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  • Literacy for the 21 st Century A Brave New World By Viki Gardner
  • Literacy for the 21 st Century…
    • …is not based on do you know it?
  • Literacy for the 21 st century…
    • …rather on can you find it, analyze it, adapt it, and synthesize it?
  • Literacy for the 21 st century…
    • … is not just about
    • reading, writing, and arithmetic
  • Literacy for the 21 st century…
    • …rather on analyzing the differences between viewpoint-clashing Web sites, blogging responsibly, and cash management online
    Reading Writing Arithmetic
  • Literacy for the 21 st Century…
    • …should be about:
    • resilience and strategies to cope with constant change, including dealing with failure and taking risks.
    • the ability to easily learn, unlearn and relearn.
    • how to deal with massive amounts of information and what to do with it.
    • creativity, global awareness, diversity, critical thinking, problem solving, and digital citizenship.
  • Literacy for the 21 st Century… … is about the Digital Immigrant learning from the Digital Native www.teach42.com/2007/10/22/815/
  • Literacy for the 21 st Century…
    • … should permit more opportunities in the curriculum for play and imagination because we are preparing students for jobs that haven’t even been invented yet.
  • Literacy for the 21 st century…
    • … should include teacher preparation and professional development programs that integrate and model 21st Century skills in method and delivery, and guide teachers in utilizing new technology.
    • … should bring teachers together to build communities so that they can get the support they need outside of the classroom.
    • … should include teachers sharing best practices first with each other and then beyond their own schools through virtual learning communities.
  • Literacy for the 21 st century…
    • …doesn't mean our schools are failing
  • Literacy for the 21 st Century…
    • rather, the times are changing so rapidly that our schools can't keep up.
  • Literacy for the 21 st Century…
    • We must adapt and advance our education system or the world will leave us behind.
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