The 21st Century Learner

How do we define 21st century learning? How do we prepare students for the 21st century?
Here are some learning points from the experts:

– “We find that when we talk about 21st century skills, people often reduce them to skills for the workspace and skills involving technology and we really are thinking about skills for creativity, for civic engagement, for social life, the full range of experiences that young people will be involved in in the future.” – Professor Henry Jenkins, Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts at USC
– “the most important thing for kids growing up today is the ‘love of embracing change’. The catchword preparing students for 21st century workforce is how do you get kids to have curiousity and a questioning disposition.” – John Seely Brown, Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge
– “Kids are ain’t borned digital native but consuming native” – Nichole Pinkard, Visiting Associate Professor, DePaul University
– Learning the content is very much a 20th century idea of education. “The 21st century is about learning the tools and skills of remaking that content and becoming the creator and producer.” – Diana Rhoten, Director of the Digital Media & Learning Project; Social Science Research Council
– it’s about “giving kids access across the board to a baseline set of standards, literacies, expectations about what they need to participate in contemporary society, to be reflective. … give kids an opportunity to reflect on things in their everyday life, it’s not just about them immersed in it all the time …” – Mimi Ito, Associate Researcher, UC Irvine; Lead Researcher, The Digital Youth Project

Hear more from the experts in this video produced by the MacArthur Foundation

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Director, Civica Library & Learning ... got teleported from the academic library space to the commercial library space in 2005 ...
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