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What Works in Schools Is Real Work

What Works in Schools Is Real Work | junior education | Scoop.it

"The best type of curriculum for preparing students for the workforce is one that focuses on real-world problem-solving. It sounds simple, but for the first time, we have clearly established a link between students learning 21st century skills and future work success."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 1, 2013 9:49 PM

This report is based on a survey done by Gallup for Microsoft Learning and the Pearson Foundation. There are many findings of interest in this report. Three are below (quoted from the report).

* The majority of respondents (59%) reported that they agree or strongly agree that they developed most of the skills they use in their current job outside of school. Only 15% disagree or strongly disagree, indicating they felt that they developed these skills in school.

* Developing 21st century skills in the last year of school is positively correlated with higher perceived work quality later in life. In fact, those who have high 21st century skill development are twice as likely to have higher work quality compared to those who had low 21st century skill development.

* Across the 21st century skills included in this study, real world problem-solving is the significant driver of higher work quality; however, less than two-thirds (63%) of respondents reported developing this skill often in the last year of school and that number drops to less than half (39%) for high school graduates

Is your school providing students with these skills? The survey also noted that 59% of participants reported learning these skills outside the classroom. To go directly to the report: http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/162821/21st-century-skills-workplace.aspx.

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:58 AM

Working in a corporate industry for twenty three years and seeing the rise of operators, school leavers would benefit from 21st technological studies and how that applies to the workplace.

Larry Davies's curator insight, June 2, 2013 3:34 PM

The link is real, and PBL is the key.

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Love this visual of what cross-curricular looks like

Love this visual of what cross-curricular looks like | junior education | Scoop.it
Love this visual of what cross-curricular looks like!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:46 AM

 

Love this visual of what cross-curricular looks like! Found on Facebook:

 

https://www.facebook.com/thefrugalteacher/posts/140636486107530