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Preparing our 
Youth for the 
21st Century 
Festival of Education: The Heart of New, Chengu, China, Sept.2014
MIHI 
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā 
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa 
To all authorities, all voic...
OUR CHANGING WORLD 
• Our world is changing and changing rapidly. 
• What must we do to prepare students for living and 
w...
EDUCATION IS THE POWERHOUSE 
• Education is the powerhouse of modern societies 
• We need highly-skilled people 
• With in...
THE DIGITAL CHALLENGE 
• Proud history of education in NZ 
• Quality teaching and innovation 
• Digital technologies pose ...
NEED FOR DIGITAL LITERACY 
We must equip our students with the knowledge, 
capabilities and values essential to participat...
NEW SKILLSETS REQUIRED 
New skillsets for the knowledge economy… 
• Complex problem solving 
• Innovation and creativity 
...
NEW ZEALAND 
CURRICULUM
THINKING 
• Intellectual curiosity is at the heart of this competency. 
• Creative, critical and metacognitive processes 
...
USING LANGUAGE, SYMBOLS, TEXTS 
• Can interpret and use words, number, images and movement 
• Confidently use ICT to acces...
MANAGING SELF 
• Are enterprising, resourceful and reliable 
• Establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects 
• Kn...
RELATING TO OTHERS 
• Includes the ability to listen actively 
• Recognise different points of view 
• Negotiate, and shar...
PARTICIPATING AND CONTRIBUTING 
• Contributing appropriately as a group member 
• Making connections with others 
• Creati...
1. High expectations 
2. Treaty of Waitangi 
3. Cultural diversity 
4. Inclusion 
5. Learning to learn 
6. Community 
enga...
FUTURE FOCUS 
• How can education prepare students for living in the 
21st century? 
• How can schooling change to meet th...
FUTURE FOCUS THEMES 
• Sustainability 
• Enterprise 
• Globalization 
• Citizenship
• Personalising learning 
• Inclusive environments 
• Develop learning capacity 
• Learner and teacher roles 
• Culture of...
OUR CHALLENGE 
• Passing on of 
knowledge 
• Passing exams 
• Passive 
Confident, 
connected, actively 
involved, life-lon...
TEACHER’S PD JUST IN TIME
OUR TREASURE
Derek Wenmoth 
Email: derek@core-ed.org 
Blog: http://blog.core-ed.org/derek 
Skype: <dwenmoth>
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  1. 1. Preparing our Youth for the 21st Century Festival of Education: The Heart of New, Chengu, China, Sept.2014
  2. 2. MIHI E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa To all authorities, all voices, to the many leaders gathered here Greetings, greetings, greetings to everyone
  3. 3. OUR CHANGING WORLD • Our world is changing and changing rapidly. • What must we do to prepare students for living and working in the 21st century? • How must our schools and teachers change to meet these opportunities and challenges?
  4. 4. EDUCATION IS THE POWERHOUSE • Education is the powerhouse of modern societies • We need highly-skilled people • With increasingly sophisticated skills and digital competencies
  5. 5. THE DIGITAL CHALLENGE • Proud history of education in NZ • Quality teaching and innovation • Digital technologies pose challenges and opportunities
  6. 6. NEED FOR DIGITAL LITERACY We must equip our students with the knowledge, capabilities and values essential to participate fully and safely in an increasingly digital world.
  7. 7. NEW SKILLSETS REQUIRED New skillsets for the knowledge economy… • Complex problem solving • Innovation and creativity • Communication and collaboration • Designers and creators – not passive consumers
  8. 8. NEW ZEALAND CURRICULUM
  9. 9. THINKING • Intellectual curiosity is at the heart of this competency. • Creative, critical and metacognitive processes • Making sense of information, experiences and ideas
  10. 10. USING LANGUAGE, SYMBOLS, TEXTS • Can interpret and use words, number, images and movement • Confidently use ICT to access and provide information and to communicate with others
  11. 11. MANAGING SELF • Are enterprising, resourceful and reliable • Establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects • Know when to lead, when to follow, and when and how to act independently.
  12. 12. RELATING TO OTHERS • Includes the ability to listen actively • Recognise different points of view • Negotiate, and share ideas.
  13. 13. PARTICIPATING AND CONTRIBUTING • Contributing appropriately as a group member • Making connections with others • Creating opportunities for others in the group. • Cross-cultural awareness and global collaborations are essential.
  14. 14. 1. High expectations 2. Treaty of Waitangi 3. Cultural diversity 4. Inclusion 5. Learning to learn 6. Community engagement 7. Coherence 8. Future focus
  15. 15. FUTURE FOCUS • How can education prepare students for living in the 21st century? • How can schooling change to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century? • How can we prepare students to address "future-focused" issues?
  16. 16. FUTURE FOCUS THEMES • Sustainability • Enterprise • Globalization • Citizenship
  17. 17. • Personalising learning • Inclusive environments • Develop learning capacity • Learner and teacher roles • Culture of continuous learning • New kinds of partnerships • Role of technology in all of this
  18. 18. OUR CHALLENGE • Passing on of knowledge • Passing exams • Passive Confident, connected, actively involved, life-long learners
  19. 19. TEACHER’S PD JUST IN TIME
  20. 20. OUR TREASURE
  21. 21. Derek Wenmoth Email: derek@core-ed.org Blog: http://blog.core-ed.org/derek Skype: <dwenmoth>

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