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February 11, 2009

Teaching for the New Millennium

Educational experts are talking about the importance of "21st-Century Skills" for today's students. In addition to reading, writing and math, public education needs to prepare students to apply what they've learned in real-world scenarios. According to an article in the Christian Science Monitor, "the ability to articulate and solve problems, to generate original ideas, and to work collaboratively across cultural boundaries is growing exponentially in importance."

The key to teaching these 21st-Century Skills seems to be integrating them into core subject teaching. The emphasis needs to go beyond preparing young people for the world of academia, and focus more on preparing them for the real world. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national advocacy group which is working with states to initiate changes in teacher training, school curricula and testing.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at February 11, 2009 6:20 PM
category: Education


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