Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New Skills for a New Century

Students today are entering a global work world where new skills and technological competency play an important role. This new work environment requires collaboration and communication skills that often don't show up in our current k12 curriculum. Read this article from Bob Pearlman on how Project Based Learning can help 21st century learners be more successful and competitive in a global world.

1 comment:

Global Learners said...

A big chunk of Pearlman's article was based on the New Technology High School in Napa, California (foudn here: http://www.nths.nvusd.k12.ca.us/School/about/about_default.asp). What is impressive about this school and the idea of project-based learning is that they are teaching the students so much more than linear refression or the Civil War. They are teaching how to function in a professional way. While students at the high school level are not always developmentally ready for this approach, we must be patient and bring the students along so that they understand the value in what they are learning.