Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Mindlab Week 2 Digital

Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) 21st Century Skills

Many skills frameworks seem to converge on a common set of 21st century skills (collaboration, communication, ICT literacy, and social and/or cultural competencies, including citizenship). Most frameworks also mention creativity, critical thinking and problem solving). However, many different terms are used (Voogt & Roblin, 2010).
These are the 21st Century Skills that ITL Research (2012) decided were important.
  • Collaboration
  • Knowledge construction
  • Self-regulation
  • Real-world problems / innovations
  • ICT for learning
  • Skilled Communication
We might contrast these with the key competencies of the NZ curriculum. "More complex than skills, the competencies draw also on knowledge, attitudes, and values in ways that lead to action" (MoE, 2017):
  • Thinking
  • Using language, symbols & texts
  • Managing self
  • Relating to others
  • Participating and contributing
and with the 21st Century Competencies from the World Economic Forum (2015), sometimes known as the 4 C's:
  • Critical thinking / problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
It is worth noting that collaboration-related concepts appear in two of the key competencies (MoE, 2017):
Relating to others: Students who relate well to others... know when it is appropriate to compete and when it is appropriate to co-operate.
Participating and contributing: This competency includes a capacity to contribute appropriately as a group member
Related Standards for the Teaching Profession
Teach in ways that enable learners to learn from one another, to collaborate, to self-regulate and to develop agency over their learning.

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