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21st century skills : learning for life in our times / Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel.



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Trilling, Bernie.
Publication date:
1st ed. - San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2009.
  • Book
  • xxxi, 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm + 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Title Variation:
Twenty-first century skills
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and index.
  • Introduction Learning to Innovate, Innovating Learning. The Four Question Exercise. Part One What Is 21st Century Learning? 1. Learning Past and Future. Education's Purpose: Historical Roles and Goals. Learning a Living: the Future of Work and Careers. The Perfect Learning Storm: Four Converging Forces. The Turning of Learning: Toward a New Balance. 2. Learning and Innovation Skills: Learning to Create Together. Critical Thinking & Problem Solving. Communication & Collaboration. Creativity & Innovation. 3. Digital Literacy Skills: Info-savvy, Media-fluent, Tech-tuned. Information Literacy. Media Literacy. ICT Literacy. 4. Career and Life Skills: Work-ready, Prepared for Life Flexibility & Adaptability. Initiative & Self-direction. Social & Cross-cultural Skills. Productivity & Accountability. Leadership & Responsibility. Part Two 21st Century Learning and Teaching. 5. Powerful Learning: Proven Practices, Researched Results. 21st Century Project Learning Bicycle Model. Creativity through Projects. Evidence that Project Learning Works. Challenges to Inquiry and Design Learning. 6. Retooling Schooling: Reshaping the Support Systems Shifting Systems in Sync: the West Virginia Experience. Standards. Assessments. Curriculum & Instruction. Professional Development. Learning Environments. From Skills to Expertise: Future Learning Frameworks. Afterword Learning for Life: To Build a Better World. Appendix A Resources. DVD Contents. Partnership for 21st Century Skills Resources. Other Online Resources. Appendix B About the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Appendix C 3Rs X 7Cs = 21st Century Learning. Acknowledgments. References. Index. Credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
This title offers new building blocks for learning in a complex world. This important resource introduces a framework for 21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. 21st Century content includes the basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic - but also emphasizes global awareness, financial/economic literacy, and health issues. The skills fall into three categories: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and, life and career skills. This book is filled with vignettes, international examples, and classroom samples that help illustrate the framework and provide an exciting view of what twenty-first century teaching and learning can achieve. It is a vital resource that outlines the skills needed for students to excel in the twenty-first century. It explores the three main categories of 21st Century Skills: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and, life and career skills. It addresses timely issues such as the rapid advance of technology and increased economic competition. It is based on a framework developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). It includes a DVD with video clips of classroom teaching. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Fadel, Charles.

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