21st Century Learning
We are on the threshold of a new wave of education, one that may be significantly different from the education we received. Because of a convergence of new technologies, global connectedness, and the need for new literacies, schools are no longer solely a font of knowledge, and the teacher is no longer the “sage on the stage.” Information can be accessed instantly, literally at our fingertips, and YouTube experts abound. As a result, schools must shift their work to facilitate in students an ability to critically discern the most reliable sources of data and the most effective application to convey their findings. Content is no longer the end goal. Instead, the learning process is interactive and individualized, as each learner makes intentional choices to interpret and apply the information.
To provide a window into some of the prevailing educational research and trends, view this 21st Century ABC Book.