Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever

21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Communication is changing fast (my 7-yr old daughter and I just exchanged Snaps while I am in Chicago and she is outside of Philadelphia in different time zones, with real-time interaction)…
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
The four C's are communicating, collaborating (I prefer cooperation), critical thinking, and creating. I changed three to gerunds of verbs. Content becomes a means to these skills. Problem solving helps form these skills.
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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.