Trilling, Bernie.

21st century skills : learning for life in our times / Twenty first century skills Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel. - 1st ed. - San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c2009. - xxxi, 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. +

"Partnership for 21st Century Skills". Accompanying DVD contains: video mini-documentaries of innovative practices that bring the skills to life and offer an exciting view of what teaching and learning can and will look like as we transform learning to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Learning to innovate, innovating learning --
Pt. 1. What is 21st century learning? The perfect learning storm: four converging forces --
Pt. 2. What are 21st century skills? Learning and innovation skills: learning to create together ; Digital literacy skills: info-savvy, media-fluent, tech-tuned ; Career and life skills: work-ready, prepared for life --
Pt. 3. 21st century learning in practice. 21st century learning and teaching ; Powerful learning: proven practices, researched results ; Retooling schooling: reshaping support systems ; Conclusion: learning for life--building a better world. Table of contents

This important resource introduces a framework for 21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. 21st Century content includes the basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic-but also emphasizes global awareness, financial/economic literacy, and health issues. The skills fall into three categories: learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills. This book is filled with vignettes, international examples, and classroom samples that help illustrate the framework and provide an exciting view of what twenty-first century teaching and learning can achieve.

9780470475386 (cased) : 0470475382 (cased) : 9781118157060 (pbk)


Educational planning--United States.
Education--Aims and objectives--United States.
Educational change--United States.
Life skills--Study and teaching--United States.

LA217.2 / .T75 2009

370.73 / TRT 2009

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