February 5

21st Century Living

Tuesday’s Big Idea

Accelerated Learning

The key to knowledge in the 21st century is not what you know, or the facts you have accumulated in your head. Answers to questions are not an end result. Instead, students today need to master the acquisition of knowledge.

In today's lesson, science popularizer Ainissa Ramirez argues that the "traditional academic skills of reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic must be replaced with creativity, curiosity, critical thinking and problem solving, and collaborative and communication skills in order to solve the complex problems of tomorrow."

By emphasizing these skills, students will get to the answers through curiosity, "and figuring out how to ask the whys in order to gain access to knowledge."

  1. 1 We Need a New Kind of Learner
  2. 2 Transforming the Workplace: Criti...
  3. 3 The future of learning
  4. 4 Tim Ferriss: How to Cook Like a P...
   
  1. We Need a New Kind of Learner

    We Need a New Kind of Learner

    The 21st century requires a new kind of learner—not someone who can simply churn out answers by rote, but a student who can think expansively and solve problems resourcefully.

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  2. Transforming the Workplace: Critical Skills and Learning Methods for the Successful 21st Century Worker

    Transforming the Workplace: Critical Skills and Learning Methods for the Successful 21st Century Worker

    We need to better prepare, train, and inspire successful self-directed learners to meet today’s challenges.

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  3. The future of learning

    The future of learning

    As educators, parents, and citizens, we need to begin envisioning the implications of new characteristics for learning, teaching, and schooling.

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  4. Tim Ferriss: How to Cook Like a Pro in 4 Hours

    Tim Ferriss: How to Cook Like a Pro in 4 Hours

    Tim Ferriss describes how you can learn lifelong skills, and along the way fundamentally change the way you think about food, in four hours.

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