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21st Century Education

Traditional Education

The present model of education was invented more than 100 years ago during the industrial revolution and the enlightenment era. It was working for them in the past, but it is no longer suitable for the 21st century. It is based on a conveyor belt model trying to produce the same product of individually different and gifted children. This has produced the segregation of academic or smart people and the non academic or the non smart people. But the reality is every child is not the same and they carry different gifts and talents. So to measure them in only one way of measuring such as the academics would be a crime and an injustice for those who maybe gifted in the different areas such as arts, sports, business, etc. We need to discover what each child’s strengths are, develop those things and equip them with other skills sets that will help to bring out the best in them. No child, when they learn diligently, should fail.

The 4 C’s of 21st Century Learning:

UnknownCritical Thinking – solving problems

Communication – understanding & communicating ideas

Collaboration – working with others

Creativity – thinking outside the box

 

What Education Experts are Saying…

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Sir Ken Robinson on The Art of Teaching:

“Education is a personal process, it’s people who learn… It’s a human mind, a human heart that is responding to their own experiences. Great teachers know that. They know that the way you get people to learn is by connecting it to the learner’s interest, to what motivates them, what energises them, what excites them, what engages their imagination.”

 

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Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group:

He has identified what he calls a “global achievement gap,” which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have skills of the future: * Critical thinking and problem-solving * Collaboration across networks and leading by influence * Agility and adaptability * Initiative and entrepreneurialism * Effective oral and written communication * Accessing and analyzing information * Curiosity and imagination.

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Sugata Mitra:

Children needs 3 things; read, write and understand language, research ability and analysing skills to know whether it is wrong or right.