What Is a 21st-Century Skills-Based Education?
Creativity. Collaboration. Joy. When you think back on your time in school, what comes to mind?
The 21st-century skills classroom recognizes that tomorrow's jobs don't exist yet — and that the way to prepare students for the "real world" is changing.
Imagine a classroom where students are tasked with helping a fictional fashion company determine the logistics of their line of designer leashes for — what else? — flying tea cup pigs. This isn't a business or fashion design class. It's a 21st-century, skills-based physics class.
Students apply their understanding of net force, acceleration, and circular motion to complete this playful, practical activity. The result? They are better able to recall information from the beginning of the year, through a project that encourages play and discovery.