A series of dialogues exploring the 'elephant in the classroom'
We need to expand our definition of 'successful Learning' to include important life skills that our children will need to thrive in the 21st century such as:
Creativity Problem-solving Confidence Communication Resilience
Collaboration Self-motivation Adaptability Innovation Focus Citizenship
Organisation Responsibility Professionalism Leadership Conflict Resolution
Social & Emotional Intelligence Time Management
Welcome to ReThinking Education - articles and resources that investigate some of the biggest problems facing 21st century education in its broadest sense, not just within the classroom. Many voices are in the midst of rethinking how Learning can be achieved - ushering the start of what could be the biggest transition in education since the Industrial Revolution. This process is currently being accelerated by an unpredictable, global pandemic that also is also affecting where children learn. How can we improve the educational experience with new technologies, innovative pedagogies and volumes of exponentially increasing educational content? We can start backwards by defining what life skills our children most need for the world they are entering, and figure out the best way to develop those with the tools we have now. This is the right time to explore theories old & new, and learn from education experiments around the globe. This is the time for a rethink.
-Diahann Hughes Hawkins, March 26th 2020