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Content or Skills: What Constitutes 21st Century Learning for Gifted Students?

During this chat, we discussed what constitutes 21st century learning; content or skills. With access to the Internet putting content at the fingertips of students, it seemed that education may need to change direction. Ultimately, it was agreed that a balance needs to be found between teaching basic information and skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving. A transcript may be found here.

Links:

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for 21st-Century Life and Careers (pdf)

What Are 21st Century Skills?

Framework for 21st Century Learning

Understanding of 21st Century Skills and Outcomes

Is the Curriculum Rotten at Its Core?

UK ~ “Michael Gove’s New Curriculum: What the Experts Say

Philippines ~ “Coherence & Knowledge in Basic Education

New Assessments and Environments for Knowledge Building (pdf)

Center on Continuous Instructional Improvement

A Framework for Teachable Collaborative Problem Solving Skills (Draft Only – pdf)

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