Wednesday, October 31, 2007

21st Century skills

A report has just come out from the USA but probably reflects what a lot of people here feel about 21st century skills that are taught in the classroom.

A summary of some of the findings are:

Eighty-eight percent of voters say they believe that schools can and should
incorporate 21st century skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving
skills, computer and technology skills, and communication and self-direction
skills into their curriculum.

Sixty-six percent of voters say they
believe that students need more than just the basics of reading, writing and
math; schools alsoneed to incorporate a broader range of skills.

Fifty-three percent say they believe schools should place an equal
emphasis on 21st century skills and basic skills.

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