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Meeting the challenges of the 21st Century Learner


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Meeting the challenges of the 21st Century Learner

  1. 1. Meeting the Challenges of the 21 st Century Learner CPTLA Conference, 21 May 2010 Karen Bonanno Australia
  2. 2. ‘ The times they are a-changing’ © 2010, Karen Bonanno
  3. 3. Re-thinking the role <ul><li>“ It is one of the paradoxes of success that the things and the ways which got you where you are, are seldom the things that keep you there.” </li></ul><ul><li>Handy, C 1995, The empty raincoat: making sense of the future , Arrow Books, London, p. 49. </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno
  4. 4. Challenge 1: Generational Change <ul><li>“ Technology continues to profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate, and succeed.” </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon report 2010 K-12 edition </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno
  5. 5. Generational Change <ul><li>1. Google </li></ul><ul><li>2. Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>3. Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>4. Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>6. Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>8. Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>11. Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>17. </li></ul><ul><li>22. MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>31. Flickr </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno Website must be central
  6. 6. Generational Change <ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>“ ...the fundamental structure of the K-12 education establishment.” </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon report 2010 K-12 edition </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Communication, collaboration, community, contribution </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno
  7. 7. Generational Change © 2010, Karen Bonanno
  8. 8. Generational Change <ul><li>“ born with a chip” </li></ul><ul><li>“ participation gap” </li></ul><ul><li>“ not tech savvy” </li></ul><ul><li>“ confidence about their use of technology is misleading” </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno Digital native myth
  9. 9. Generational Change <ul><li>Graduate teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Professional competence </li></ul><ul><li>Professional accomplishment </li></ul><ul><li>Professional leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate, lead, evaluate, monitor, advise, model, integrate </li></ul></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno
  10. 10. Challenge 2: Digital Information Literacy <ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>“ Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession” </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon report 2010 K-12 edition </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno literacy is less about tools and more about thinking...
  11. 11. Digital Information Literacy <ul><li>“ To be digitally literate is to have access to a broad range of practices and cultural resources that you are able to apply to digital tools. It is the ability to make and share meaning in different modes and formats; to create, collaborate and communicate effectively and to understand how and when digital technologies can best be used to support these processes.” </li></ul><ul><li>Digital literacy across the curriculum 2010,, p. 2 </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno Digital literacy across the curriculum 2010,, p. 19
  12. 12. Standards for the 21 st Century Learner (AASL) <ul><li>Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue personal and aesthetic growth </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno
  13. 13. Challenge 3: National Curriculum <ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>“ Students are different, but educational practice and materials that support it are changing only slowly” </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon report 2010 K-12 edition </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno
  14. 14. National Curriculum <ul><li>General capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Information and communication technology (ICT) </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Self management </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Social competence </li></ul><ul><li>(pp. 12 – 13) </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno “ The K-12 national curriculum will provide the settings in which students can develop increasingly deep knowledge and skills” (p.10.)
  15. 15. National Curriculum © 2010, Karen Bonanno Mark Treadwell Paradigm_Inquiry_Learning_1.html Mark Treadwell Paradigm_Mark.html
  16. 16. National Curriculum <ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>“ ..learning that incorporates real life experiences ...too often undervalued when it does take place.” </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon report 2010 K-12 edition </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno
  17. 17. National Curriculum <ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Peace keeping, terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Global infectious diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology rules </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property rights </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno Rischard, JF 2002, High noon: 20 global problems 20 years to solve them
  18. 18. Ultimate Challenge <ul><li>“ It is recognised that teacher quality is the single greatest in-school influence on student engagement and achievement....” </li></ul><ul><li>Hon. Julia Gillard Letter of expectation , 14 December 2009 </li></ul>© 2010, Karen Bonanno Embedded knowledge by Ed Bilodeau