I must confess that, the references to ’21st century education’, and the memes that surround it, are ones I am increasingly trying to avoid in favour of more precise descriptions of what we are actually trying to achieve with education that suits our learners, their needs if they are to thrive in society, knowledge and understandings […]Read More Key Competencies book review | The future’s bright….
No two ways about it. It was a massive week at ICOT2013, not just because I was helping the CORE Education events team roll out this huge event. I was on the media team, and had the privilege of interviewing some of the invited presenters, included Dr. Sharon Friesen, Ewan McIntosh and …(drumroll)… Dr Edward […]Read More #ICOT2013 | International Conference on Thinking
A new report is out this month from NZCER that adds to the ’21st century’ schooling conversation that they have been championing for several years: Bull, A. & Gilbert, J. (2012). Swimming out of our depth? Leading learning in 21st century schools. Wellington, NZ: NZCER. They set out to explore the extent to which schools have […]Read More Waving – or drowning? | Professional learning for 21st century
This is a compelling video from Dan Brown, a self-declared drop-out who forcefully drives his argument that education must reflect the way the world is today. While we have seen many riffs on this topic, and you could blow holes in many of his arguments (and there are some great video responses that do just […]Read More An open letter to educators…