Schools and unis can no longer provide students with the complete toolkit for their futures; now it’s about equipping them with skills to be lifelong learners.
Our students need self confidence, adaptability, and strong values
School’s task to develop people as successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.
Knowledge remains vital but it’s not enough. Success depends on deep understanding and having the skills to turn knowledge to useful effect. Deep learning and the development of skills is important.
The curriculum should not be a catalogue of content – things to be learned. Students should be building networks and developing collaboration.
Deep learning and development of skills are critically important.
In the modern world, the evidence needs to be increasingly in advanced transferable cognitive skill – critical thinking, problem solving and creativity.
There is a new emphasis on learner engagement. There is the idea that the learner has to take responsibility for his/her own decisions and has to be involved in his/her progress.
All learning has to become more ambitious. We have our new mission statements. We share the objectives but nobody has yet made the breakthrough to real 21st century practice.
When will we stop talking about this and start taking apart an outdated, irrelevant system?