“One can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
This is the second time today that Alice and Wonderland literature has crossed my eyeballs on the great search for what to teach and how to teach it. Now I delve into:
What is 21st Century Education?
The new millennium was ushered in by a dramatic technological revolution. We now live in an increasingly diverse, globalized, and complex, media-saturated society.
We have no idea of what the world will look in five years, much less 60 years, yet we are charged with preparing our students for life in that world. Our students are facing many emerging issues such as global warming, famine, poverty, health issues, a global population explosion and other environmental and social issues.
These issues lead to a need for students to be able to communicate, function and create change personally, socially, economically and politically on local, national and global levels.
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence
- Agility and Adaptability
- Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
- Effective Oral and Written Communication
- Accessing and Analyzing Information
- Curiosity and Imagination
I look forward to developing programs that cater to this NEW 21st Century way of educating. I thought I was onto something, but that something is onto me 😀