Film Offers Another Thought of School

Kyle Wingfield, a blogger, posted an excellent referral to a film documentary called, “Most Likely to Succeed.” As Wingfield points out, the pathway that the creators of the documentary suggest includes a “shift from drilling kids on content, a readily available commodity, toward developing “soft skills” [appropriately, the film prefers “critical skills”] such as written […]

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A Perspective on “Critical Skills”

In an examination about critical skills, a perspective is in order inasmuch as “one size does not necessarily fit all.” This is true if the examination is about “soft skills” – SCANS, “Critical Skills,” “Skills for the Twenty First Century,” etc. There are a variety of such “skills” as well as other skills that enter […]

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From BCG and The World Economic Forum: The World’s Students Lack Twenty-First-Century Skills, but Education Technology Can Help Close the Gap

Market Wired has an excellent posting about the crucial need for students world-wide to learn the Critical Skills. This posting, actually a report prepared by one of the world’s top consulting firms, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in collaboration with The World Economic Forum , , “shows how education technology is being used to strengthen twenty-first-century […]

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