Collaboration has evolved to a point of instantaneous feedback loops – Working together to reach a goal. Putting talent, expertise and smartness to work. Networked people are far better than the best brains.
Critical Thinking has become a necessity in order to not only solve big problems, but every day issues. Looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects and disciplines.
Creativity is a part of our everyday lives. No longer reserved for the few, we must all be creative and innovative in order to do our daily work. Trying new approaches to get things done equals innovation and invention.
The question then for us as educators (and as parents etc.) is not only how we can work on building these skills, but more importantly give students opportunities to learn, showcase, and use these skills while they are learning.
These skills shared above are important. They’ve always been important. However, maybe now more than ever before. In a world that is quickly changing, we need to continue refocus our why on giving students the skills and knowledge to actively learn and pursue their interests, passions, and dreams.