Cross-posted on SmartBean - What are 21st Century Skills?
"21st-century skills", "21-century learning" "21st-century education", "21st-century learners"... These phrases are all around us. They even feature as themes in the SmartBean Magazine and Resources. What do they mean? What's different in this century? Why are they necessary? Who decides what these are and how they should inform K-12 learning? SmartBean hopes to answer these questions briefly.