21st Century Skills of Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication Skills
I have been looking for work that has been done to "Task Analyze", using an old Madeline Hunter term, some of the 21st Century Skills. Too many times, we expect that students come to our classroom with the skills to be good collaborators, critical thinkers, creative thinkers and exemplary communicators. We simply set up activities and tell them to be creative, or be collaborative. My thinking is that there are incremental steps leading to exemplary status in these skills, but that those steps have not yet been identified. I also think that we need to find assessment tools to help us to access student progress in attainment of these skills. I found some great work done by the Catalina Foothills School District in Arizona. They have created rubrics for these 2st Century Skills that may prove to be very helpful. Does anyone have any other sources?
Dr. Patricia Engblade
EE21 - Educational Engineering for 21st Century Learning