Rethinking How Students Learn
external image viewimage.aspx?MainImage=true&ProductCode=BKF389From 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn published by Solution Tree



One thing is certain: although schools may continue to fundamentally look and act as they have for more than one hundred years, the way individuals learn has already been forever changed. Instead of learning from others who have the credentials to "teach" in this new networked world, we learn with others whom we seek (and who seek us) on our own and with whom we often share nothing more than a passion for knowing. In this global community, we are at once all teachers and learners--changing roles as required, contributing, collaborating, and maybe even working together to re-create the world, regardless of where we are at any given moment.
These learning transactions require a shifted understanding of traditional literacies and the skills they employ, as well as new literacies and practices that learning in networks and online social communities demands. For educators, acquiring these network literacies is a crucial first step in developing new pedagogies and, in turn, new classrooms and curricula that prepare students for the future.