Thanks for posting your ideas on 21st century teaching and learning. In the old days, there were encyclopedias and books for seeking and analyzing information; however, now there is an abundance of information with the web. It can be overwhelming to me, so I know that this can overwhelm students. I agree that this can be overwhelming to students; yet, this skill seems to be a must with all of the information available to students these days. The internet is not going away, so educators must be aware of the information that is available and help students to decipher through it. How do you think you incorporate analyzing a variety of information in the classroom? How can you teach students to analyze all/some of this information?
Dr. Wendy G. Ricci
APA Notes: You stated: 1. According to the authors of this book, the 21st Century Skills is the set of skills that learners need to succeed in learning, work and life in this century. Correct: Newman (2013) stated…
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You stated: According to the authors, these learning skills comprise of the ability of the learners to collaborate with other learners, ability to think critically, communicate sufficiently and create and innovate.
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