vineri, 22 august 2014

Survival Skills

”Schools haven’t changed; the world has. In the 21st century, mastery of the basic skills of reading, writing, and math is no longer enough.

Thus, work, learning, and citizenship in the 21st century demand that we all know how to think—to reason, analyze, weigh evidence, problem solve. These are no longer skills that only the elites in a society must master; they are essential survival skills for all of us:

  • Critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving
  • Collaboration across networks
  • Agility and adaptability
  • Initiative and entrepreneurialism
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Accessing and analyzing information
  • Curiosity and imagination”
(Tony Wagner - introduction of ”The Global Achievement Gap” - more here:

TONY WAGNER currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University's new Innovation Lab. Prior to this appointment, Tony was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, and the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.(Amazon)

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