By Bernie Trilling, Charles Fadel

ISBN-10: 0470475382

ISBN-13: 9780470475386

This crucial source introduces a framework for twenty first Century studying that maps out the talents had to continue to exist and thrive in a fancy and hooked up international. twenty first Century content material contains the elemental center topics of interpreting, writing, and arithmetic-but additionally emphasizes international knowledge, financial/economic literacy, and well-being matters. the abilities fall into 3 different types: studying and techniques abilities; electronic literacy abilities; and lifestyles and occupation talents.

This publication is full of vignettes, foreign examples, and school room samples that support illustrate the framework and supply an exhilarating view of twenty-first century educating and learning.

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It also assesses the forces resisting change, and presents examples of the kinds of new learning most in tune with our times. Part Two explains the nature of each of the key 21st century skills. Chapter Three introduces the framework that the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has developed to guide the evolution of the education landscape, then covers the first area of 21st century skills, learning to learn and innovate. indd xxix 7/30/09 10:14 AM xxx | int ro d uctio n in Chapter Four and career and life skills in Chapter Five.

Net geners’ lifelong immersion in all things digital has given them a whole new set of desires and expectations.

At the same time, the potential for information overload, distraction, and analysis paralysis when facing demands for attention from too many sources—ranging from well-informed and reliable to woefully uninformed and even deliberately misleading—is also high. Learning to manage our digital power tools and to apply the critical thinking and information literacy skills needed to put all this information to good use is a clear challenge for the 21st century. indd 17 7/30/09 10:22 AM 18 | 21st ce nt ury s k il ls As the campaign and presidency of the world’s first Internet president, Barack Obama, has shown, technology can be a powerful tool for personally engaging citizens in the political issues of our times and in the process of change.

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