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21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times
Author: Bernie Trilling - Charles Fadel
ISBN 13: 9780470475386
ISBN 10: 470475382
Edition: 1
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2009-10-05
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
List Price: $27.95

The world has undergone foundational shifts in recent decades—widespread advances in technology and communications, booming economic developments and increased competition, and the escalation of global challenges from financial meltdowns to global warming. How can we prepare students to meet the challenges of our century if our schools remain virtually unchanged?

This essential resource introduces a framework for 21st century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. A 21st century education includes knowledge of traditional core subjects such as reading, writing, and arithmetic—but also emphasizes contemporary themes such as global awareness and financial/economic, health, and environmental literacies. Students in 21st century schools will apply their knowledge to understanding and solving real-world challenges using their 21st century skills:

Learning and Innovation Skills:

Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Communication and Collaboration

Digital Literacy Skills: Information Literacy, Media Literacy, and ICT Literacy

Career and Life Skills: Flexibility and Adaptability, Initiative and Self-Direction, Social and Cross-Cultural Skills, Productivity and Accountability, Leadership and Responsibility

The book is filled with classroom vignettes, global examples, schoolwork samples, and

includes a DVD with video mini-documentaries of innovative practices that bring the skills to life and offer an exciting view of what teaching and learning can and will look like as we transform learning to meet the demands of the 21st century.