Another excellent blog from Montrose42. Please find time to read the original conference documents by following the links that Patrick has posted at the foot of his blog.
How can we educate young people for success in the 21st century?
Cambridge academic maps out a vision for 21 Century education
The Director of Education at the University of Cambridge International Examinations, Dr Tristian Stobie, presented at the 21st Century Knowledge and Skills conference organised by the University of Southern California Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP) on 11-13 January 2012.
The conference discussed how we can educate young people so that they take an active role in global society, and develop the skills, knowledge and habits needed in the 21st century. Tristian Stobie spoke about the skills that 21st century students need to develop – including in-depth understanding, critical thinking, creativity, global awareness, and the ability to communicate and debate ideas clearly. There is a consensus about the competencies students need in order to function effectively in higher education and the modern work place.
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