Success looks different now than it did in the past. We educate our students considering there future.
High-achieving people are frequently choosing to opt out of the traditional job market and create their own jobs, live anywhere in the world, travel and work, collaborate seamlessly and choose their own hours.
For people who don’t live like this it can sound far-fetched, but this kind of lifestyle is growing rapidly.
What does it take to access and thrive with this kind of freedom? The answer is surprisingly simple, and can be best summed up as ‘a 21st century education’.
A 21st century education is about giving students the skills they need to succeed in this new world, and helping them grow the confidence to practice those skills.
With so much information readily available to them, 21st century skills focus more on making sense of that information, sharing and using it in smart ways.
Research has identified four ‘Skills for Today’:
- Critical thinking
These four themes are not to be understood as units or even subjects, but as themes that should be overlaid across all curriculum mapping and strategic planning. They should be part of every lesson in the same way as literacy and numeracy.