Education for life and work : developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century (Book, 2012) [Alabama State University Library]
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Education for life and work : developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century

Author: James W PellegrinoMargaret L HiltonNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills.National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Science Education.All authors
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James W Pellegrino; Margaret L Hilton; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills.; National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.; National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Science Education.; National Research Council (U.S.). Center for Education. Board on Testing and Assessment.
ISBN: 9780309256490 0309256496 9780309256506 030925650X
DOI: 10.17226/13398
OCLC Number: 795762237
Notes: "Board on Testing and Assessment, and Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education."
Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A preliminary classification of skills and abilities --
Importance of deeper learning and 21st century skills --
Perspectives on deeper learning --
Deeper learning of English language arts, mathematics, and science --
Teaching and assessing for transfer --
Systems to support deeper learning.
Responsibility: Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills ; James W. Pellegrino and Margaret L. Hilton, editors.

Abstract:

"Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums."--Publisher's description.
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