Educating Young People for the 21st Century – A Cambridge Perspective

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.

Montrose42 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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Gary Foskett and Clare Blackhall are educationalists, writers and consultants. We work with schools and other organisations who share our vision of how schools, businesses, etc should work in the 21st Century. We also run courses and contribute to conferences - speaking about our three dimensional model of intelligences and how schools, colleges and universities can develop the full potential of all their staff and students. We also offer consultancy for businesses and public sector organisations to support staff training and organisational change and development. For more detailed information read our blog at or see our website at
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