Transforming Education for the 21st Century

This is 6 month old news, but I just got around to viewing it.  Here is a trailer for the full 30 minute video by Cisco.  

The full 30-minute video is worth your time.

Transforming Education for the 21st Century is an excellent introduction to how digital culture is influencing visions of education.  The argument is that the current educational system exists to prepare people for a 19th and 20th century, and that we must recreate education in order to prepare students for life in the 21st century.  This goes beyond reading, writing, math, and science.  It explores the role of digital literacy; critical thinking and problem solving; and new approaches to collaboration, communication and creation.

Ken Kay, President of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills lays out a vision for education that respects the importance of teaching content and memorization, but it also includes: “life and career skills; learning and innovation skills; as well as information, media, and technology skills.”

By the way, you can find another great video on the subject at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills web site or by clicking here.

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About Bernard Bull

Dr. Bernard Bull is the author of Missional Moonshots, Assistant Vice President of Academics, Associate Professor of education, and a frequent keynote speaker and consultant on topics related to educational innovation and entrepreneurship, futures in education, and the intersection of education and digital culture. Opinions expressed here do not reflect those of his primary employer(s).