Interestingly, mastery of one's discipline isn't the top required skill to be innovative in the workforce -- and across disciplines. Topping the list is creativity, followed by thinking skills (cognition and meta-cognition) and ability to persuade and communicate. The article calls for new pedagogies within higher education. My nomination is for heutagogy.
How about that last characteristic of a 21st-century learner, effective communicator? Being literate means one who is advanced at reading, writing, speaking, and listening. And, in all schools -- deeper learning driven or not -- literacy is a curriculum fundamental.
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, so your expectations and your teaching approach may differ quite noticeably from your colleagues. But the nagging question still remains for many teachers – what exactly is digital literacy?
"Critical thought is a cognitive process that proposes the systematic analysis of information, opinion and statements that we accept in our daily life as valid or true. It is a basic skill for a competent, free and responsible citizen."
In addition to helping students acquire new knowledge, teachers today also need to guide students in developing the skills they need to become more self-determined and lifelong learners. These are competencies that can help teachers do just that.
Last month I wrote a post that stated "content curation must become a core competency". I want to expand on that a bit, and point you to a related post that Euan Semple put up last week, Curatorship. In it Euan says: This ...
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