What skills and knowledge will our children need to be successful in 21st century work and civic life, and what form of schooling will deliver these outcomes?
We’ve dubbed this bundle of knowledge, skills, and dispositions:
They must combine the creative energy of this ‘academic mindset’ with a mastery of truly rigorous academic content
The answer that emerged was that our children will need to be critical thinkers and adept communicators, skilled at problem-solving and able to work in teams
The Hewlett Foundation spent an entire year pressing education experts, labour force economists and practitioners to answer just that question...
In an age of computerisation and globalisation where routine, middle income jobs are giving way to automation...
...these deeper learning skills will increasingly spell the difference between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’
These ‘higher order skills’ combined with foundational academic knowledge must be our ‘north star’ as we strive for increased efficacy in edcuation
Inspired by a paper written for Pearson by Barbara Chow,
The Hewlett Foundation