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21st Century Learning Paradigm Shift

Attitudes towards learning have changed. It is no longer considered a one-size-fits-all linear activity. The ‘not-so-new’ learning paradigm places the learner firmly in the spotlight, and turns learning into a constant, self-determined, continuous process. Leaders that embrace this concept of learning enable ALL of their ‘leaders of learning’ (adults and students alike) access to a wide range of resources (digital or otherwise) internally,  externally; and (with the accessibility of social media/internet) public – to enable personalised/individualised learning pathways – rather than enforcing ALL to a standardised ‘fixed ceiling’ that inhibits growth and stifles innovative thinking.


Yet, in this current educational landscape of standardised testing and high risk accountability measures and pressures – how easy is it to fully embrace this ‘shift’ so that we can truly implement ’21st century learning’ across our learning communities – and fundamentally – what might that look like?!

I’ll let the #changemakers answer that question!

1. 4 Knowledge Domains (source TeachThought)


2. The Essential Fluencies (source Global Digital Citizen Foundation)


3. Framework for 21st Century Learning (source P21 Parnership for 21st Century Learning)


4. Defining 21st Century Competencies (source edugains.ca)

Food for thought…

How are you preparing your learners for life in a rapidly changing, digital-rich environment?

Does your curriculum inspire a passion for life-long learning?

How connected are YOU – as a LEARNER – on the global stage?

What do you do as a #THOUGHTLEADER  to…

CHANGE THINKING

     CHANGE LEARNING

              We can all be

                     CHANGE MAKERS