This article by Dr Gerald White examines the skills that will be required for the 21st century that will need to be embedded in educational curricula in order achieve them. It begins by considering how communicating between people has changed and current educational responses. A view of 21st century skills follows with an argument for some core subjects that will be necessary. Learning and teaching are then discussed leading to a view about what is needed in order to develop digital fluency in education, for now and the future.
The video 'Transformation' highlights the importance of allowing each student to reach their full potential and be active participants in their learning and development.
Student Centred Learning involves:
The App Generation
Through extensive research, Gardner and Davis examine the effect of Apps on the development of cognitive mastery in children and adolescents.
Technology for Learning
A research paper based on a review of more than seventy recent studies. It describes some common
approaches to technology use and evaluates it success.
In 2008 Australian Education Ministers came together to discuss and commit to the future direction of Australian education. The goals set and action plan are contained in the Melbourne Declaration.
Effects on Student Achievement
Visible Learning by John Hattie is an extensive global research project that identifies the most significant effects on student achievement. It helps focus on best practice and effective teaching strategies.
Impact of Digital Technology
The aim of this review is to present a synthesis of the evidence from meta-analysis about the impact of the use of digital technology in schools on children’s attainment, or more widely the impact of digital technology on academic achievement.