Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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7 Critical Skills For the Jobs of the Future

7 Critical Skills For the Jobs of the Future | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
We live in a world of accelerating change. New industries are constantly being born and old ones are becoming obsolete. A report by the World Economic Forum reveals that almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students will be doing in the future do not even exist yet. Both the workforce and our knowledge …

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
Critical thinking and problem solving are essential skills that will allow students to work together, adapt, communicate well, etc. They are foundational.
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21st century challenges – Learning {Re}imagined

21st century challenges – Learning {Re}imagined | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
It turns out that decontextualised knowledge, stuffed into children’s heads, regurgitated on demand and then forgotten just isn’t that useful in the grand scheme of things. Sure, back in the days of empire it was handy to have identically dressed clerks all over the world who could perform mental arithmetic and communicate in clear written English. The British East India company that ran the Indian sub-continent under corporate rule couldn’t have happened without it. One might say the same today with global corporations like Google, etc or the now stalled globalisation project.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
Mike Rose wrote a provocative little book called Why School? It is a question we do not ask often enough. Regardless of why, we send children to school to be taught. That raises questions about what is to be taught and why.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 3, 2017 3:11 AM

Some interesting reflections on 21st century skills.