21st Century Skills Learning for Life in Our Times

ISBN-10: 0470475382
ISBN-13: 9780470475386
Edition: 2009
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Description: This book lays out the P21 Framework - a collective vision for 21 st century learning that can be used to strengthen education. It will serve as a practical guide to the development and deployment of these skills and how it will change teaching and  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This book lays out the P21 Framework - a collective vision for 21 st century learning that can be used to strengthen education. It will serve as a practical guide to the development and deployment of these skills and how it will change teaching and learning - outlining the actions that all education stakeholders can take to make 21 st century learning a reality for children worldwide. 21 st Century content includes the basics core subjects of reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic, but also places a greater emphasis on building understanding about global, health, economic/business, and civic issues. 21 st Century skills fall into three categories:Learning and Innovation Skills --Creativity and Innovation , Critical Thinking and Problem Solving , and Communication and CollaborationInformation, Media, and Technology Skills--Information Literacy, Media Literacy, and ICT LiteracyLife and Career Skills--Flexibility and Adaptability, Initiative and Self-Direction, Social and Cross-Cultural Skills, Productivity and Accountability, Leadership and Responsibility.Classroom vignettes, global examples, and schoolwork samples help illustrate the framework and provide an exciting view of what 21 st century teaching and learning can and should look like. An appendix contains useful information on curriculum, skills development, technology support, etc. A bonus DVD offers short video clips of innovative classroom practice.

Figures and Tables
The Authors
Prologue: The Search for Innovative Learning
Introduction: Learning to Innovate, Innovating Learning
The Four Question Exercise
About This Book
A Map of the Book
What is 21st Century Learning?
Learning Past and Future
Learning a Living: The Future of Work and Careers
Learning Through Time
The Perfect Learning Storm: Four Converging Forces
Knowledge Work
Thinking Tools
Digital Lifestyles
Learning Research
The Forces of Resistance
The Turning of Learning: Toward a New Balance
The Top 21st Century Challenge
What Are 21st Century Skills?
Learning and Innovation Skills: Learning to Create Together
The Knowledge-and-Skills Rainbow
Learning to Learn and Innovate
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Communication and Collaboration
Creativity and Innovation
Digital Literacy Skills: Info-Savvy, Media-Fluent, Tech-Tuned
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
ICT Literacy
Career and Life Skills: Work-Ready, Prepared for Life
Flexibility and Adaptability
Initiative and Self-Direction
Social and Cross-Cultural Interaction
Productivity and Accountability
Leadership and Responsibility
21st Century Learning in Practice
21st Century Learning and Teaching
Learning P's and Q's: Problems and Questions
Roads to Answers and Solutions: Science and Engineering
Powerful Learning: Proven Practices, Researched Results
The 21st Century Project Learning Bicycle
Creativity Through Projects
Evidence That Project Learning Works
Obstacles to Collaborative Inquiry and Design Learning
Retooling Schooling: Reshaping Support Systems
Shifting Systems in Sync
Support Systems
From Skills to Expertise: Future Learning Frameworks
Conclusion: Learning for Life-Building a Better World
Resources
21st Century Skills Example Videos DVD
Resources from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Selected Online Resources
About the Partnership for 21st Century Skills
What Is P21?
What Does P21 Do?
How the P21 Learning Framework Came into Being
3Rs x 7Cs = 21st Century Learning
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Credits
How to Use the DVD
Index

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