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21st century skills : learning for life in our times /
Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel.
edition
1st ed.
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San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2009.
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xxxi, 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
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0470475382 (cloth/dvd), 9780470475386 (cloth/dvd)
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San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2009.
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0470475382 (cloth/dvd)
9780470475386 (cloth/dvd)
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"Partnership for 21st Century Skills."
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6974017
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 CollaborationDigital Literacy Skills: Information Literacy, Media Literacy, and ICT LiteracyCareer and Life Skills: Flexibility and Adaptability, Initiative and Self-Direction, Social and Cross-Cultural Skills, Productivity and Accountability, Leadership and ResponsibilityThe book is filled with classroom vignettes, global examples, schoolwork samples, andincludes 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.
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Trilling and Fadel (both, board members, Partnership for 21st Century Skills) here consider the nature of schooling in the 21st century. They discuss the teaching and learning of skills that are now needed and provide examples of ways to approach the challenges schools face today. Along with new ways of learning comes a strong resistance to change that needs to be acknowledged and dealt with. The authors suggest moving toward a new balance that incorporates successful traditional practices as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Internet access provides opportunities for classrooms throughout the world to communicate and collaborate in real time. Experiences such as these open new ways of thinking about the purpose and impact of worldwide learning. A compendium of organizations and businesses called the Partnership for 21st Century Skills is dedicated to encouraging an emphasis on skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, computer and technology skills, communication, and self-direction skills in US schools and schools worldwide. A DVD with demonstrations of the approach suggested by the authors is included with each book purchase. The educational challenges of the 21st century open up possibilities that, until now, have been beyond imagination. Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels. R. Roth emerita, Rockhurst University
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Praise for 21st Century Skills "The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world." ?Paul Reville, secretary of education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; former director of the Education Policy and Management Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st Century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful ?a-ha? moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision-makers concerned about the future of our kids." ?Paige Johnson, 2009 chair, Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation "It?s about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide path-finding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." ?Roy Pea, professor, Education and the Learning Sciences, Stanford University "Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a note pad?you?ll be jotting down ideas for how to use the information in your school district. A must read for superintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." ?Anne L. Bryant , executive director, National School Boards Association "Trilling and Fadel take the 21st Century skills debate beyond rhetoric, providing a substantive, compelling, and engaging argument for the skills and competencies that our children need to succeed in a knowledge age economy. The skills they describe are the essential life-blood of a productive, engaged, and intelligent citizenry ? this book is a must-read for skeptics and enthusiasts alike!" ?Margaret Honey, president and CEO, New York Hall of Science ?Hooray to Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel for demystifying 21st century skills. This book makes clear why education must change: to help prepare students to meet complex challenges, fulfill their civic responsibilities, and live fulfilling lives. Full of crisp descriptions, 21st Century Skills persuasively shows why policymakers and educators should run?not walk?to implement 21st learning designs. As Trilling and Fadel simply put it, it?s time to give all students the chance to learn how to build a better world.? ?John Wilson , executive director, National Education Association ?With 21st Century Skills , Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have given us a global ?search and replace? for outdated educational thinking. Replace ?scope and sequence? with the ?21st Century Learning Framework,? the P21 rainbow. Replace ?models of curriculum and instruction? with their ?Project Learning Bicycle.? And don''t miss their ?Kingdom of Learning, Learnalot,? one of the most clever educational parables ever told.? ?Milton Chen , executive director, The George Lucas Educational Foundation ?Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have written a book that is truly visionary, providing sound insight into education in the 21st century. Their book provides solid, practical advice for educators, policymakers, business leaders and others interested in improving America?s position in the global economy. I recommend it to anyone interested in maximizing classroom effectiveness in this digital age.? ?Dr. Steven L. Paine , superintendent of schools, West Virginia ?A must read for anyone interested in the United States ability to compete in a global economy. Educators, policy makers, business leaders, parents and students will benefit from the comprehensive information in 21st Century Skills. ? ?Mary Ann Wolf , executive director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) ?Working, living and learning in the 21st Century will require an expanded set of skills, competencies and flexibilities. We must prepare for a continuous learning and reskilling process throughout our lives and careers. This is a powerful exploration of what we collectively face as we live the future. A must read!? ?Elliott Masie , CEO and Chair, The Learning Consortium ?Charles & Bernie?s book cuts to the core challenge facing our country?Is our education system preparing our children with the skills to succeed in a ?flat? 21st century world? Much more than a treatise on what is wrong with education, they provide a compelling vision for education as it should be and a roadmap for getting where we need to go.? ?Keith R. Krueger , CEO, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) ?This book presents an innovative, comprehensive strategy for evolving education to meet the needs of 21st century society.? ?Chris Dede , Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard Graduate School of Education ? 21st Century Skills is full of interesting examples illustrating both what work will look like in the years ahead and how thoughtful educators are preparing children to thrive in tomorrow?s workplaces. The richness of the examples reflects the authors? extensive knowledge of how work is changing in the nation?s most innovative firms and their deep involvement in the efforts to improve America ?s schools.? ? Richard J. Murnane , Thompson Professor of Education and Society, Harvard Graduate of Education ?Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have been two of the essential intellects behind the growth of the 21st century skills movement. We have been asked for years to provide an in-depth treatment of the 21st century skills framework. Here it is.? ?Ken Kay , executive director, Partnership for 21st Century Skills; CEO, e-Luminate Group "Trilling and Fadel have captured powerful insight into critical 21st century learning skills. Life goes on and so must learning - this book is a must for anyone interested in the future of education." ?Allan Weis , former IBM vice president; founder of ThinkQuest and Advanced Network and Services ?This is a very informed, insightful, accessible book that will help policy makers, education leaders, teachers, parents?anyone interested in improving education?understand the profound global forces that are reshaping our society and their implications for education reform. 21st Century Skills provides specific recommendations for how we can?indeed must ?change the curriculum, teaching, assessment, use of technology and the organization of our schools to better prepare students to be productive, creative citizens and workers in the global society and economy of the 21st century.? ?Robert B. Kozma, Ph.D. , emeritus director, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International ?Bernie and Charles have presented a well researched and futuristic frame work for changing how we teach and learn for the 21st Century. It will be up to all of us to accept this challenge and move our country and world into and beyond the 21st Century.? ?Kathy Hurley , senior vice president, Pearson K-12 Solutions & Pearson Foundation; incoming chairman, The Partnership for 21st Century Skills ?This is a well written and referenced roadmap for the complicated and interconnected collection of skills, knowledge and attitudes that are essential for citizens to master in our increasingly complex and rapidly changing technological society.? ?John E. Abele , founding chairman of the board, Boston Scientific ?Inspirational and motivational, this book is a practical guide to implementing and understanding 21st Century Skills. Every teacher and parent should read it so they can prepare their children and their students to solve the problems of tomorrow, today.?? Dr. Barbara ?Bobbi? Kurshan , executive director, Curriki ?After all the talk about organizing education, this book leads us back to what education is for. 21st Century Skills is a comprehensive and elegant survey of our changing world, the skills it requires, and how those skills can be taught and learned. Here is a blueprint for 21st century schooling.? ?Michael Stevenson , vice president global education, Cisco ?This book presents an excellent case and roadmap for K-12 schools, for balancing content knowledge delivery with the development of necessary skills for success. It can serve as a valuable guide for parents, educators, and policy makers.? ?Ioannis Miaoulis, Ph.D., president and director, Museum of Science, Boston ?For anyone who cares about the future of our children and their success in a global economy, 21st Century Skills is required reading.? ? Gerald Chertavian , chairman, Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education''s 21st Century Skills Task Force; founder and CEO, YearUp ?Struggling to understand or explain the imperative for 21st century skills in our schools? Begin here.? ? Julie A. Walker , executive director, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) ? 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in our Times is a necessary and readable articulation of the reality of 21st Century Skills in educating today?s generation of learners. Kudos to the authors for achieving clarity on this timely topic." ? Karen Cator , past chair, Partnership for 21st Century Skills ?Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have moved beyond the hype and buzz surrounding ?21st Century Skills? ?to provide an insightful and
Praise for 21 st Century Skills"The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world."-Paul Reville, secretary of education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; former director of the Education Policy and Management Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education"Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21 st Century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful 'a-ha' moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision-makers concerned about the future of our kids."-Paige Johnson, 2009 chair, Partnership for 21 st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation"It's about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide path-finding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." -Roy Pea, professor, Education and the Learning Sciences, Stanford University"Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21 st century skills. Read this book with a note pad-you'll be jotting down ideas for how to use the information in your school district. A must read for superintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." -Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School Boards Association"Trilling and Fadel take the 21 st Century skills debate beyond rhetoric, providing a substantive, compelling, and engaging argument for the skills and competencies that our children need to succeed in a knowledge age economy. The skills they describe are the essential life-blood of a productive, engaged, and intelligent citizenry - this book is a must-read for skeptics and enthusiasts alike!" -Margaret Honey, president and CEO, New York Hall of Science"Hooray to Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel for demystifying 21 st century skills. This book makes clear why education must change: to help prepare students to meet complex challenges, fulfill their civic responsibilities, and live fulfilling lives. Full of crisp descriptions, 21 st Century Skills persuasively shows why policymakers and educators should run-not walk-to implement 21 st learning designs. As Trilling and Fadel simply put it, it's time to give all students the chance to learn how to build a better world." -John Wilson, executive director, National Education Association"With 21st Century Skills, Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have given us a global 'search and replace' for outdated educational thinking. Replace 'scope and sequence' with the '21st Century Learning Framework,' the P21 rainbow. Replace 'models of curriculum and instruction' with their 'Project Learning Bicycle.' And don't miss their 'Kingdom of Learning, Learnalot,' one of the most clever educational parables ever told." -Milton Chen, executive director, The George Lucas Educational Foundation"Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have written a book that is truly visionary, providing sound insight into education in the 21 st century. Their book provides solid, practical advice for educators, policymakers, business leaders and others interested in improving Americ
Praise for 21st Century Skills "The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world." -Paul Reville, secretary of education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; former director of the Education Policy and Management Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st Century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful ''a-ha'' moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision-makers concerned about the future of our kids." -Paige Johnson, 2009 chair, Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation "It''s about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide path-finding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." -Roy Pea, professor, Education and the Learning Sciences, Stanford University "Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a note pad-you''ll be jotting down ideas for how to use the information in your school district. A must read for superintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." -Anne L. Bryant , executive director, National School Boards Association "Trilling and Fadel take the 21st Century skills debate beyond rhetoric, providing a substantive, compelling, and engaging argument for the skills and competencies that our children need to succeed in a knowledge age economy. The skills they describe are the essential life-blood of a productive, engaged, and intelligent citizenry - this book is a must-read for skeptics and enthusiasts alike!" -Margaret Honey, president and CEO, New York Hall of Science "Hooray to Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel for demystifying 21st century skills. This book makes clear why education must change: to help prepare students to meet complex challenges, fulfill their civic responsibilities, and live fulfilling lives. Full of crisp descriptions, 21st Century Skills persuasively shows why policymakers and educators should run-not walk-to implement 21st learning designs. As Trilling and Fadel simply put it, it''s time to give all students the chance to learn how to build a better world." -John Wilson , executive director, National Education Association "With 21st Century Skills , Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have given us a global ''search and replace'' for outdated educational thinking. Replace ''scope and sequence'' with the ''21st Century Learning Framework,'' the P21 rainbow. Replace ''models of curriculum and instruction'' with their ''Project Learning Bicycle.'' And don''t miss their ''Kingdom of Learning, Learnalot,'' one of the most clever educational parables ever told." -Milton Chen , executive director, The George Lucas Educational Foundation "Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have written a book that is truly visionary, providing sound insight into education in the 21st century. Their book provides solid, practical advice for educators, policymakers, business leaders and others interested in improving America''s position in the global economy. I recommend it to anyone interested in maximizing classroom effectiveness in this digital age." -Dr. Steven L. Paine , superintendent of schools, West Virginia "A must read for anyone interested in the United States ability to compete in a global economy. Educators, policy makers, business leaders, parents and students will benefit from the comprehensive information in 21st Century Skills. " -Mary Ann Wolf , executive director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) "Working, living and learning in the 21st Century will require an expanded set of skills, competencies and flexibilities. We must prepare for a continuous learning and reskilling process throughout our lives and careers. This is a powerful exploration of what we collectively face as we live the future. A must read!" -Elliott Masie , CEO and Chair, The Learning Consortium "Charles & Bernie''s book cuts to the core challenge facing our country-Is our education system preparing our children with the skills to succeed in a ''flat'' 21st century world? Much more than a treatise on what is wrong with education, they provide a compelling vision for education as it should be and a roadmap for getting where we need to go." -Keith R. Krueger , CEO, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) "This book presents an innovative, comprehensive strategy for evolving education to meet the needs of 21st century society." -Chris Dede , Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard Graduate School of Education " 21st Century Skills is full of interesting examples illustrating both what work will look like in the years ahead and how thoughtful educators are preparing children to thrive in tomorrow''s workplaces. The richness of the examples reflects the authors'' extensive knowledge of how work is changing in the nation''s most innovative firms and their deep involvement in the efforts to improve America ''s schools." - Richard J. Murnane , Thompson Professor of Education and Society, Harvard Graduate of Education "Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have been two of the essential intellects behind the growth of the 21st century skills movement. We have been asked for years to provide an in-depth treatment of the 21st century skills framework. Here it is." -Ken Kay , executive director, Partnership for 21st Century Skills; CEO, e-Luminate Group "Trilling and Fadel have captured powerful insight into critical 21st century learning skills. Life goes on and so must learning - this book is a must for anyone interested in the future of education." -Allan Weis , former IBM vice president; founder of ThinkQuest and Advanced Network and Services "This is a very informed, insightful, accessible book that will help policy makers, education leaders, teachers, parents-anyone interested in improving education-understand the profound global forces that are reshaping our society and their implications for education reform. 21st Century Skills provides specific recommendations for how we can-indeed must -change the curriculum, teaching, assessment, use of technology and the organization of our schools to better prepare students to be productive, creative citizens and workers in the global society and economy of the 21st century." -Robert B. Kozma, Ph.D. , emeritus director, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International "Bernie and Charles have presented a well researched and futuristic frame work for changing how we teach and learn for the 21st Century. It will be up to all of us to accept this challenge and move our country and world into and beyond the 21st Century." -Kathy Hurley , senior vice president, Pearson K-12 Solutions & Pearson Foundation; incoming chairman, The Partnership for 21st Century Skills "This is a well written and referenced roadmap for the complicated and interconnected collection of skills, knowledge and attitudes that are essential for citizens to master in our increasingly complex and rapidly changing technological society." -John E. Abele , founding chairman of the board, Boston Scientific "Inspirational and mo
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21st century skills learning for life in our times Bernie Trilling & Charles Fadel Praise for 21st Century Skills "The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world." -Paul Reville, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts "Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful 'ah-ha' moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision makers concerned about the future of our kids." -Paige Johnson, 2009 Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation "It's about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide pathfinding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." -Roy Pea, Stanford University, professor of education and the learning sciences "Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a notepad-you'll be jotting down ideas for how to use the information in your school district. A must-read for superintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." -Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School Boards Association "Trilling and Fadel take the 21st century skills debate beyond rhetoric, providing a substantive, compelling, and engaging argument for the skills and competencies that our children need to succeed in a Knowledge Age economy. The skills they describe are the essential lifeblood of a productive, engaged, and intelligent citizenry-this book is a must-read for skeptics and enthusiasts alike!" -Margaret Honey, president and CEO, New York Hall of SciencePraise for 21st Century Skills
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21st century skillslearning for life in our timesBernie Trilling & Charles FadelPraise for 21st Century Skills"The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world." -Paul Reville, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts"Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful 'ah-ha' moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision makers concerned about the future of our kids." -Paige Johnson, 2009 Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation"It's about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide pathfinding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." -Roy Pea, Stanford University, professor of education and the learning sciences"Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a notepad-you'll be jotting down ideas for how to use the information in your school district. A must-read for superintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." -Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School Boards Association"Trilling and Fadel take the 21st century skills debate beyond rhetoric, providing a substantive, compelling, and engaging argument for the skills and competencies that our children need to succeed in a Knowledge Age economy. The skills they describe are the essential lifeblood of a productive, engaged, and intelligent citizenry-this book is a must-read for skeptics and enthusiasts alike!" -Margaret Honey, president and CEO, New York Hall of SciencePraise for 21st Century Skills"The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world." -Paul Reville, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts"Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful 'ah-ha' moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision makers concerned about the future of our kids." -Paige Johnson, 2009 Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation"It's about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide pathfinding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." -Roy Pea, Stanford University, professor of education and the learning sciences"Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a notepad-you'll be jotting down ideas for how to use the information in your school district. A must-read for superintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." -Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School Boar
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Praise for 21st Century Skills "The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world." - Paul Reville , Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts "Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful 'ah-ha' moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision makers concerned about the future of our kids." - Paige Johnson , 2009 Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation "It's about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide pathfinding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." - Roy Pea , Stanford University, professor of education and the learning sciences "Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a notepad-you'll be jotting down ideas for how to use the information in your school district. A must-read for superintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." - Anne L. Bryant , executive director, National School Boards Association "Trilling and Fadel take the 21st century skills debate beyond rhetoric, providing a substantive, compelling, and engaging argument for the skills and competencies that our children need to succeed in a Knowledge Age economy. The skills they describe are the essential lifeblood of a productive, engaged, and intelligent citizenry-this book is a must-read for skeptics and enthusiasts alike!" - Margaret Honey , president and CEO, New York Hall of Science
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Introducing a framework for 21st century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world, this text covers basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic & also emphasizes global awareness, financial/economic literacy, and health issues.
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21st century skillslearning for life in our timesBernie Trilling & Charles FadelPraise for 21st Century Skills"The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world." -Paul Reville, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts"Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful 'ah-ha' moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision makers concerned about the future of our kids." -Paige Johnson, 2009 Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation"It's about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide pathfinding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." -Roy Pea, Stanford University, professor of education and the learning sciences"Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a notepad-you'll be jotting down ideas for how to use the information in your school district. A must-read for superintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." -Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School Boards Association"Trilling and Fadel take the 21st century skills debate beyond rhetoric, providing a substantive, compelling, and engaging argument for the skills and competencies that our children need to succeed in a Knowledge Age economy. The skills they describe are the essential lifeblood of a productive, engaged, and intelligent citizenry-this book is a must-read for skeptics and enthusiasts alike!" -Margaret Honey, president and CEO, New York Hall of SciencePraise for 21st Century Skills"The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world." -Paul Reville, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts"Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful 'ah-ha' moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision makers concerned about the future of our kids." -Paige Johnson, 2009 Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation"It's about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide pathfinding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." -Roy Pea, Stanford University, professor of education and the learning sciences"Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a notepad-you'll be
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Praise for 21st Century Skills "The authors have done nothing less than provide a bold framework for designing a 21st century approach to education, an approach aimed at preparing all of our children to successfully meet the challenges of this brave, new world." - Paul Reville , Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts "Trilling and Fadel describe in very readable, practical terms how to infuse 21st century skills from standards all the way into the classroom. The DVD is full of wonderful ah-ha moments to illustrate the possibilities. A terrific traveling companion for educators, parents, and business and government decision makers concerned about the future of our kids." - Paige Johnson , 2009 Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills; Global K-12 Manager, Intel Corporation "Its about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide pathfinding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." - Roy Pea , Stanford University, professor of education and the learning sciences "Trilling and Fadel lay out a comprehensive understanding of what is meant by 21st century skills. Read this book with a notepad-youll be jotting down ideas for how to use the information in your school district. A must-read for superintendents, curriculum directors, and teachers." - Anne L. Bryant , executive director, National School Boards Association "Trilling and Fadel take the 21st century skills debate beyond rhetoric, providing a substantive, compelling, and engaging argument for the skills and competencies that our children need to succeed in a Knowledge Age economy. The skills they describe are the essential lifeblood of a productive, engaged, and intelligent citizenry-this book is a must-read for skeptics and enthusiasts alike!" - Margaret Honey , president and CEO, New York Hall of Science
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A vital resource that outlines the skills needed for students to excel in the 21st century, this book is filled with vignettes, international examples, and classroom samples that help illustrate the framework and provide an exciting view of what 21st-century teaching and learning can achieve.
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The 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 twenty-first century teaching and learning. Explores the three main categories of 21st Century Skills: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills Addresses timely issues such as the rapid advance of technology and increased economic competition Based on a framework developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) The book contains a DVD with video clips of classroom teaching. For more information on the book visit www.21stcenturyskillsbook.com.
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The new building blocks for learning in a complex worldThis 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. A vital resource that outlines the skills needed for students to excel in the twenty-first century Explores the three main categories of 21st Century Skills: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills Addresses timely issues such as the rapid advance of technology and increased economic competition Based on a framework developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) Includes aDVD with video clips of classroom teaching
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The 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. A vital resource that outlines the skills needed for students to excel in the twenty-first century Explores the three main categories of 21st Century Skills: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills Addresses timely issues such as the rapid advance of technology and increased economic competition Based on a framework developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) 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. For more information on book visit www.21stcenturyskillsbook.com/
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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 basic core subjects of reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic, but also places a greater emphasis on building understanding about global, health, economic/business, civic and technological literacy 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.
Table of Contents
Figures and Tablesp. xi
The Authorsp. xv
Prologue: The Search for Innovative Learningp. xix
Introduction: Learning to Innovate, Innovating Learningp. xxiii
The Four Question Exercisep. xxiv
About This Bookp. xxviii
A Map of the Bookp. xxix
What is 21st Century Learning?
Learning Past and Futurep. 3
Learning a Living: The Future of Work and Careersp. 7
Learning Through Timep. 11
The Perfect Learning Storm: Four Converging Forcesp. 21
Knowledge Workp. 24
Thinking Toolsp. 25
Digital Lifestylesp. 27
Learning Researchp. 30
The Forces of Resistancep. 35
The Turning of Learning: Toward a New Balancep. 36
The Top 21st Century Challengep. 40
What Are 21st Century Skills?
Learning and Innovation Skills: Learning to Create Togetherp. 45
The Knowledge-and-Skills Rainbowp. 47
Learning to Learn and Innovatep. 49
Critical Thinking and Problem Solvingp. 50
Communication and Collaborationp. 54
Creativity and Innovationp. 56
Digital Literacy Skills: Info-Savvy, Media-Fluent, Tech-Tunedp. 61
Information Literacyp. 65
Media Literacyp. 67
ICT Literacyp. 68
Career and Life Skills: Work-Ready, Prepared for Lifep. 73
Flexibility and Adaptabilityp. 75
Initiative and Self-Directionp. 77
Social and Cross-Cultural Interactionp. 80
Productivity and Accountabilityp. 82
Leadership and Responsibilityp. 84
21st Century Learning in Practice
21st Century Learning and Teachingp. 89
Learning P's and Q's: Problems and Questionsp. 90
Roads to Answers and Solutions: Science and Engineeringp. 91
Powerful Learning: Proven Practices, Researched Resultsp. 95
The 21st Century Project Learning Bicyclep. 96
Creativity Through Projectsp. 104
Evidence That Project Learning Worksp. 107
Obstacles to Collaborative Inquiry and Design Learningp. 114
Retooling Schooling: Reshaping Support Systemsp. 117
Shifting Systems in Syncp. 120
Support Systemsp. 125
From Skills to Expertise: Future Learning Frameworksp. 145
Conclusion: Learning for Life-Building a Better Worldp. 151
Resourcesp. 159
21st Century Skills Example Videos DVDp. 159
Resources from the Partnership for 21st Century Skillsp. 161
Selected Online Resourcesp. 162
About the Partnership for 21st Century Skillsp. 167
What Is P21?p. 167
What Does P21 Do?p. 168
How the P21 Learning Framework Came into Beingp. 170
3Rs x 7Cs = 21st Century Learningp. 175
Acknowledgmentsp. 179
Notesp. 183
Referencesp. 187
Creditsp. 197
How to Use the DVDp. 199
Indexp. 201
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