There is a case for 21st Century Learning

Schleicher talks about the need to break free of our single discipline silos and make the paradigm shifts required to ready learners for 21st century work. It’s a 360 degree shift from teaching disparate parts to encouraging learners to connect the parts.  He makes the important point that curation skills are paramount and there is also reference to horizontal rather than vertical knowledge acquisition, eloquently described. The idea being that learners will be more engaged in knowledge building and be more likely to retain it if they work with others rather than being fed instructed by a teacher. A good summary article but I believe that one last paragraph could be added that relates to the benefits to learning of content creation both individually and in groups.


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