21st Century Skills
Rethinking How Students Learn
This anthology will introduce the Framework for 21st Century Learning from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills as a way to re-envision learning and prepare students for a rapidly evolving global and technological world. Highly respected education leaders and innovators focus on why these skills are necessary, which are most important, and how to best help schools include them in curriculum and instruction.
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- Obtain theories, strategies, and methods of change from a diverse group of leading researchers.
- Increase rigor by infusing 21st century skills into core subjects.
- Realize the importance of students mastering content and skills, moving beyond the old standards of memorized information.
- Nurture critical student skills such as ingenuity, agility, and adaptability.
- Teach students to apply and transform their knowledge for useful and creative purposes.
Product Code: BKF389
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“Imagine that you wanted to prepare someone to be a successful basketball coach, so you asked the best coaches and players in the NBA to tell you what they believe makes them successful.
“That’s what James Bellanca, CEO of International Renewal Institute, and Ron Brandt, former publications editor at ASCD, did for 21st century learning skills in their book. Howard Gardner, Linda Darling-Hammond, Richard and Rebecca DuFour, Jay McTighe, Alan November, Douglas Reeves, Andy Hargreaves and a dozen other renowned leaders in education give their perspective on what students will need and what educators must do to prepare students for the future.
“The surprise for me was the ability of the editors to pull together such a diverse group of strongly opinionated educational leaders and yet end up with a relatively coherent conceptual framework and collection of skills.
“The curriculum and instruction leader in my former school district is using this book as the focus for a professional learning community with administrators serving as discussion leaders at monthly sessions. That sounds like a great way to model and grow from this rich source of contemporary thinking.”
—Bob Schultz, instructor, Brandman University, California, for Principal, May 2011