21st Century Skills: Rethinking how Students Learn

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Solution Tree Press, 2010 - Education - 375 pages
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Foreword by Ken Kay, president of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills

This anthology introduces the Framework for 21st Century Learning from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills as a way to reenvision learning and prepare students for a rapidly evolving global and technological world. This dynamic new framework promotes innovation through critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and technology integration, while building on mastery of core content and background knowledge.

Highly respected education leaders and innovators address critical concepts supporting the Framework for 21st Century Learning and explore these three overarching questions:
  • Why are the skills listed in the Framework for 21st Century Learning necessary?
  • Which skills are most important?
  • What can be done to help schools include these skills in their curriculum and instruction?

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Released late in 2010 This volume in the excellent Learning Edge Series published by Solution Tree, looks at the core of the Partnership for 21st Century movement. The P21 model has been widely ... Read full review

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Good reference for 21 st Century educational trend and qualifications framwork. A good help for educators, administrators and curriculum designer when setting their learning outcomes and instruction/pedagogy. Needs more case studies and successful stories on practical implementation of the recommended techniques. 

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About the author (2010)

James Bellanca is the founder and CEO of International Renewal Institute, Inc. His extensive experience as classroom teacher, alternative school director, professional developer, and intermediate service center consultant has given him a wide scope of kowledge to share with educators in his workshops, trainings, and presentations. Jim Bellanca has worked with educational leaders in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, and Michigan, and also with school districts to design programs that promote critical thinking and collaboration to increase academic performance among all children, including high risk populations.

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