ThinkQuest Projects
and 21st Century Learning
ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning




          Learning Outcomes
          At the end of this lesson, you sho...
ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning




          Why Is This Important?
          Our global society has become...
ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning




          21st Century Skills
          The following table lists the se...
ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning



          Developing 21st Century Skills Through
          Project Learni...
ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning



          Developing 21st Century Skills Through
          Project Learni...
ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning



          Using ThinkQuest Projects to Support
          Learning Project...
ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning



          Using ThinkQuest Projects
          to Develop 21st Century Ski...
ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning



          Using ThinkQuest Projects
          to Develop 21st Century Ski...
ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning




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ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning




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This PDF sideshow it an introduction to the Oracle Education Foundations mission and its' organization goals that support ThinkQuest. All copyrights belong to Oracle Education Foundation. I claim no authorship and am posting for information purposes only for my educators.

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Think Quest Project And 21st Century Learning

  1. 1. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning
  2. 2. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning Learning Outcomes At the end of this lesson, you should be able to: • List the seven core 21st century skills • Provide examples of using learning projects to develop students’ 21st century skills • Describe how ThinkQuest Projects supports learning projects • Provide examples of using the project tools in ThinkQuest Projects to develop students’ 21st century skills 2 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning Why Is This Important? Our global society has become much more reliant on creative thinking, innovation, and new technology. Employers in the 21st century need employees armed with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be successful in this society. The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) has defined seven core skills that students need to be successful in an increasingly connected, technology-driven world. By participating in learning projects within ThinkQuest Projects, students develop and hone each of these core 21st century skills. 3 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning 21st Century Skills The following table lists the seven core 21st century skills as defined by OEF: Use multiple perspectives to analyze an issue or problem, create an Critical Thinking intervention plan, and evaluate the results of the intervention. Creativity Demonstrate the process of generating new ideas or concepts. Teamwork Work cooperatively with others to achieve a shared goal. Cross-Cultural Recognize and correctly react to people or situations that are open to Understanding misunderstanding due to cultural differences. Communication Demonstrate the process of exchanging information and ideas. Use a range of technologies to create, store, analyze, and transmit Technology information. Demonstrate work behavior characterized as self-starting and Self-Direction proactive. 4 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning Developing 21st Century Skills Through Project Learning What is project learning? Project learning is a systematic teaching and learning model that engages students in learning knowledge and skills from a series of complex tasks including: design and planning, problem solving, decision making, product creation, and communication of results. The student-centered, collaborative nature of learning projects engages students and motivates them to develop 21st century skills, guided by their teacher. 5 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning Developing 21st Century Skills Through Project Learning (cont.) The following table provides examples of how learning projects can be used to develop students’ 21st century skills. A learning project poses a real-world question, challenge, or problem Critical Thinking for students to analyze and propose solutions and outcomes. A learning project requires students to build new products that solve or Creativity help to explain a problem. A learning project requires students to work cooperatively in teams to Teamwork achieve a shared project goal. Cross-Cultural Students work on a learning project that explores other cultures’ Understanding approaches to familiar circumstances such as nutrition or government. A learning project requires students to exchange information and ideas Communication within their project teams. Students work collaboratively on a learning project using the Technology communication, content creation, and project tools in ThinkQuest Projects. A learning project requires students to perform individual roles that Self-Direction contribute to their team’s fulfillment of a shared project goal. 6 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning Using ThinkQuest Projects to Support Learning Projects ThinkQuest Projects offers flexible features and tools that make it an ideal online environment to support learning projects. Projects can: • Involve collaboration within a single school or collaboration across multiple schools • Be focused on a single curriculum topic or explore cross- curricular topics • Have a small scope and short duration or a large scope and long duration • Have fixed or open timelines • Be led by schools or by educational organizations that have partnered with OEF 7 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning Using ThinkQuest Projects to Develop 21st Century Skills The following are examples of how specific features and tools in ThinkQuest Projects can be used to develop students’ 21st century skills: • Project membership Create projects with students assigned in groups to develop teamwork and communication skills Conduct multi-school, international projects to develop students’ cross-cultural understanding • Project calendar Set a fixed timeline and use the project calendar to develop students’ teamwork and self-direction skills 8 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning Using ThinkQuest Projects to Develop 21st Century Skills (cont.) • Project pages and content tools Require students to post project work using the content tools in ThinkQuest Projects to develop their technology skills Encourage students to use the collaboration tools in ThinkQuest Projects to develop teamwork and communication skills Encourage students to find new ways to present project work and results to develop their critical thinking and creativity skills 9 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning Summary In this lesson, you learned to: • List the seven core 21st century skills • Provide examples of using learning projects to develop students’ 21st century skills • Describe how ThinkQuest Projects supports learning projects • Provide examples of using the project tools in ThinkQuest Projects to develop students’ 21st century skills 10 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11. ThinkQuest Projects and 21st Century Learning Practice The practice activities for this lesson can be found in the course outline. 11 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
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