Wednesday, August 06, 2008

iCTLT2008: Spotlight - 21st Century Learning - The New Balance

6 August Spotlight #7: 21st Century Learning - The New Balance (by Bernie Trilling)


  1. What will the world be like 20 years from now? What must students learn to be successful in the 21st century?
  2. How should they learn this (21st century skills)? What does 21st century learning look like?
  3. What practices and models will help us to move to a new baseline?
  4. What would learning look like if it was designed around your answer?
Framework for the 21st Century Skills

Digital Learners...

  • Multitasking
  • Multimedia Learning
  • Online social network
For the Future World of Work...

  • In the more developed countries: emphasis - Creative work
  • In the less developed countries: Routine work by machine and people continue to predominate
3Rs X 7Cs = 21st Century Skills

  1. Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  2. Creativity & Innovation
  3. Collaboration, Team work & Leadership
  4. Cross Cultural Understanding
  5. Communication & Media Fluency
  6. Computing & ICT Fluency
  7. Career & Learning self-reliance
It's characterised by...
  • Learner-centredness
  • Collaborative Construction skills
  • Process
  • Higher Order Thinking
  • Life Skills
  • Team Work
  • Cummunity
  • Formative Evaluation
  • Learning for Life
A better balance will mean striking a balance between Direct Instruction and Project Learning
  • Guided Instruction vs Collaborative Construction
  • Connected Content vs Life Skills
  • Virtual 2nd life Screen World vs Real Word 1st hand experience
  • From the Head vs from the Heart & Soul
We inspire students to think, connect, create, share using technology to fulfill one's full potential

Learning is what most adults will do in the 21st century (S J Perelman)

21st Century Project Learning...

New Learning about Learning...

  • Context: Real World Learning
  • Caring: Intrinsic Motivation
  • Construction: Mental & Virtual Model Building
  • Competence: Multiple Intelligence
  • Community: Learning socially in groups and teams
Today's ICT Challanges...

  • Innovation (Learning how to innovate; Innovate the learning process)
  • Collaboration
  • Transformation

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