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21st century skills

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The focus is to instill in students a set of skills to help them survive and thrive in the 21st Century.

What are the main features of the 21st Century?

  • INFOWHELM (overwhelmed by information)
  • Digital media expansion
  • Social networking
  • Exponential change
  • Globalization of market places
  • The Asian Century

Five skills for the 21st Century

1.Problem Solving

2.Interpreting information

3.Creativity

4.Communication

5.Collaboration

TO

  1. Enable our students to be Global Citizens

PROBLEM SOLVING

▫Teaching our students to solve problems (6Ds)

1.Define – define the problem or challenge

2.Discover – what do you know, what else do you need to know

3.Dream – visualize and create a solution

4.Design – design the solution

5.Deliver – implement the design (produce and publish)

6.Debrief – review and analyze, how to improve

INTERPRETING INFORMATION

  • Teaching our students to interpret information to extract the knowledge, authenticate it, and perceive its meaning and significance. (5As)

1.Ask – ask questions about knowledge and data

2.Acquire – collect information

3.Analyze – organize, arrange and authenticate

4.Apply – apply the knowledge

5.Assess – critically review product and process

CREATIVITY

  • Teaching our students to be creative and innovative (5Is)

1.Identify – what you need to create

2.Inspire – stimulate your creativity

3.Interpolate – search for patterns

4.Imagine – give birth to your ideas

5.Inspect – determine its feasibility

COMMUNICATION

  • Teaching our students to interpret and evaluate communication, and to create effective and appropriate communications. (2Ls)

1.Listen – listen actively, analyze the communication and determine the purpose

2.Leverage – select and apply the appropriate media, and consider content, purpose and audience

COLLABORATION

  • Teaching our students to work in teams and work cooperatively. (5Es)

1.Establish – select and organize the group

2.Envision – examine the issue/challenge/goal

3.Engineer – work together to make a plan

4.Execute – put the plan into action

5.Examine – review the process and end result

GLOBAL CITIZENS

These skills teach our students to be global citizens. They show:

1.Personal Responsibility & Accountability – lifelong learners, ethical, moral, good health and relationships

2.Global Citizenship – tolerant, understanding, accepting, sensitive and humble

3.Digital Citizenship – behave appropriately in an online environment

4.Altruistic Service – concern for the wellbeing of others, charity and goodwill

5.Environmental Stewardship – respect and  care for our Earth

IDEAL LEARNING

  • I – 5Is
  • D – 6Ds
  • E – 5Es
  • A – 5As

L – 2Ls

The focus is to instill in students a set of skills to help them survive and thrive in the 21st Century. What are the main features of the 21st Century? INFOWHELM (overwhelmed by information) Digital media expansion Social networking Exponential change Globalization of market places The Asian Century Five skills for the 21st Century 1.Problem Solving 2.Interpreting information 3.Creativity 4.Communication 5.Collaboration TO Enable our students to be Global Citizens PROBLEM SOLVING ▫Teaching our students to solve problems (6Ds) 1.Define – define the problem or challenge 2.Discover – what do you know, what else do you need to know 3.Dream – visualize and create a solution 4.Design – design the solution 5.Deliver – implement the design (produce and publish) 6.Debrief – review and analyze, how to improve INTERPRETING INFORMATION Teaching our students to interpret information to extract the knowledge, authenticate it, and perceive its meaning and significance. (5As) 1.Ask – ask questions about knowledge and data 2.Acquire – collect information 3.Analyze – organize, arrange and authenticate 4.Apply – apply the knowledge 5.Assess – critically review product and process CREATIVITY Teaching our students to be creative and innovative (5Is) 1.Identify – what you need to create 2.Inspire – stimulate your creativity 3.Interpolate – search for patterns 4.Imagine – give birth to your ideas 5.Inspect – determine its feasibility COMMUNICATION Teaching our students to interpret and evaluate communication, and to create effective and appropriate communications. (2Ls) 1.Listen - listen actively, analyze the communication and determine the purpose 2.Leverage – select and apply the appropriate media, and consider content, purpose and audience COLLABORATION Teaching our students to work in teams and work cooperatively. (5Es) 1.Establish – select and organize the group 2.Envision – examine the issue/challenge/goal 3.Engineer – work together to make a plan 4.Execute – put the plan into action 5.Examine – review the process and end result GLOBAL CITIZENS These skills teach our students to be global citizens. They show: 1.Personal Responsibility & Accountability – lifelong learners, ethical, moral, good health and relationships 2.Global Citizenship – tolerant, understanding, accepting, sensitive and humble 3.Digital Citizenship – behave appropriately in an online environment 4.Altruistic Service – concern for the wellbeing of others, charity and goodwill 5.Environmental Stewardship – respect and  care for our Earth IDEAL LEARNING I – 5Is D – 6Ds E – 5Es A - 5As L – 2Ls

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