21st Century Learners
The 21st Century poses fantastic new problems as well as exciting new possibilities where a new definition of the educated person will focus on the multiple literacies of the 21st Century.
“The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler
Communication Students who can communicate confidently and effectively to a range of audiences in multiple languages. Students who make use of modern technology to enhance the effectiveness and broaden the range of their audience. They collaborate with others and listen to a range of perspectives.
Effective Oral and Written Communication Students who can write clearly, succinctly and in a manner that communicates effectively to a wide audience. The ability to carefully listen and when speaking to develop a rapport with an audience.
Creative Thinking Students who can look at problems in new ways and generate original ideas. Students who are able to express ideas and opinions in a wide variety of formats as well as create new perspectives to existing understandings. They can design and manage projects using a variety of digital tools and resources.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Students who question and challenge current beliefs and understandings in different situations and make effective judgements and thoughtful, reasoned decisions to solve complex problems.
Curiosity and Imagination Students who listen to each other and see Issues from multiple perspectives so they can solve problems in new and unique ways.
Making a Difference and Service Learning Students who are able to effectively empathise and who feel passionately about others and the world. Students who take initiative and have a proactive approach to leading change and facing challenges. They are knowledgeable about global issues and can identify local ways to make a difference.
Accessing and Analysing Information Students who can use appropriate technology, to search and locate relevant information and determine its credibility and accuracy.
Character Students who have positive personal attributes and courageously defend their beliefs for themselves and others. Students who work towards developing the attitudes of tolerance, respect, integrity, independence, enthusiasm, empathy, curiosity, creativity, cooperation, confidence, commitment and appreciation.
Collaboration Students who work together to reach a goal by putting talent, expertise and enthusiasm to work. Students who work in teams, learn from and contribute to the learning of others. They learn to solve problems diplomatically and arrive at and make decisions in both small and large groups.
“You never really understand another person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” – Harper Lee in To kill a Mockingbird