Essential skills for 21st century learners:
The skills our students need to know are broken into three areas, all are important to the development of our students.
Watch changing education: Sir Ken Robinson
~ What is the purpose of education? Has this changed based on the development of society? Does education match what we need for society?
Is google to know?
Google tracks you and has a history of the information you have previously been looking at so it modifies the search results. Duck Duck Go is a website that does not track what you have been doing in the past, so keep that in mind when you are searching for new information.
Talking about your understanding of knowledge
We decided that our understanding of 'what knowledge is' is:
- What you understand to be true (Represented by the T)
- Skills you have learnt (The brain and the weaving of ideas)
- What you experience to be true (The weaving)
- What is actually true?! (The question that leads to new ideas and understanding)
‘The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed - it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardise education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions” (Robinson, 2009)
How is the understanding of the purpose of education visible in your classroom?
Teaching students effective ways to use the affordances of technology to increase efficiency and encourage creativity.
"Teach students to critically analyse the knowledge that they master and construct their own understanding from this." This is the Learn, Create, Share Framework. Allowing students to share their own understandings through activating prior knowledge, creating an understanding, critically thinking, sharing the information that they know to be true and then reforming their ideas and opinions.
What makes a good leader? What makes a good follower?
Following and leading in relation to dance (video to watch).
Allowing creativity for the leader/follower.
What do you consider a good leader to be like?
Someone who includes, listens to and challenges opinion - encouraging those who follow to be critical and think for themselves for the benefit of their group as a whole. Someone who uses the strengths of their followers to build teamwork and give the followers a sense of empowerment.
Extra resources or thoughts: Did you know that mindlabkids.com is an online place for students to learn more about being digital citizens? With cool activities and