Monday, May 18, 2009

No Going Back

Reader Magistra M points 21st education straight into the reality of the Recession:
I think it is important to point out that this 21st century skills thing isn't just about preparing our students for the "new" jobs that are being created. There are many jobs that no longer exist, or will soon cease to exist, because of the changes in technology, our economy, and a global society. As the adult unemployment lines get longer, it is hard to argue with the need to provide our current students with the most innovative and comprehensive education possible.

1 comment:

  1. This is so true. How many people lost their jobs because they didn't keep up with technology? How many lost their jobs at car manufacturers?

    How many new jobs will be developed in new areas? New car technologies, new manufacturing technologies, new environmental issues, and much more.

    Our students need to have some basic skills, basic technology skills, and then the Golden Skills - how to learn on their own, how to think critically and solve problems, how to communicate, how to use new technologies, and how to research and find things.


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