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21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, Jan/2012

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, Jan/2012

Author(s): Bernie Trilling, Charles Fadel
ISBN13: 9781118157060
ISBN10: 1118157060
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Year Publish: 2012 January

The new building blocks for learning in a complex world

This important resource introduces a framework for 21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. 21st Century content includes the basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic-but also emphasizes global awareness, financial/economic literacy, and health issues. The skills fall into three categories: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills. This book is filled with vignettes, international examples, and classroom samples that help illustrate the framework and provide an exciting view of what twenty-first century teaching and learning.

  1. Explores the three main categories of 21st Century Skills: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills
  2. Addresses timely issues such as the rapid advance of technology and increased economic competition
  3. Based on a framework developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)

The book contains a DVD with video clips of classroom teaching. For more information on the book visit www.21stcenturyskillsbook.com.

About The Authors:
Bernie Trilling is global director for the Oracle Education Foundation and the Foundation's board member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Prior to joining Oracle, Trilling was a director for the Technology in Education group at WestEd.

Charles Fadel is global leader for education at Cisco Systems and the Cisco board member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Charles and Bernie also co-chair the Partnership's Standards, Assessment and Professional Development committee.