The Learning Renaissance

Redefining Learning for the 21st Century

Fluencies is a new term to me but defining the effectiveness of learning, not in terms on content covered in knowledge acquisition, but in terms of process skills and competences acquired which can be transferred to new learning tasks seems a central core of developing effective lifelong learning.



We can see such an approach in the International Baccalaureate which includes a Theory of Knowledge component to ensure that the learner can reflect on their own learning practice and look to improve their personal performance through personal and peer assessments. Similarly the Opening Minds curriculum of the Royal Society of the Arts was built from conversations with the Confederation of British Industry in which they lamented that young people were entering the job market without the required attitudes and behaviours to succeed. Opening Minds sought to redress this balance by building the curriculum around opportunities to build on the key competences required in the modern workplace by working collaboratively to research independently, solve problems, communicate ideas and reflect and constantly improve on prior performance.

Read more at Global Digital Citizen Foundation: 21st Century Fluencies
Via ETML: The 5 Main Fluencies of The 21st Century Learning


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Dazed and confused much of the time but convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans.

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