21st Century Skills

 Some of the work influencing our practice in Deer River Schools includes:
  • The Partnership for 21st Century Skills: The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has developed a framework that establishes content and skills in the following areas:
    • Core subjects and 21st Century Themes
    • Learning and Innovation Skills
    • Information, Media, and Technology Skills
    • Life and Career Skills
  • The Seven Survival skills identified by Tony Wagner and discussed in his book The Global Achievement Gap.  They include:
    • Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
    • Agility and adaptability
    • Initiative and entrepreneurship
    • Effective oral and written communication
    • Accessing and analyzing information
    • Curiosity and imagination
  • The Five Cs identified by David Houle in his book Shift Ed
    • Creativity
    • Collaboration
    • Critical Thinking
    • Content - create, source, access, reuse, manipulate...
    • Context - understanding and using the context that information comes in



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