Sunday, August 30, 2009

Can Education Meet the Demands of a New Age?

I came across this video again the other day and it got me thinking.
  • What are we really doing as educators to meet the challenges and demands of the 21st Century?
  • Are we going to be able to implement 21st Century skills into our classrooms in the standards and content driven environment we are working in now?
  • Does the fact that we are still talking about "implementing" and "teaching" these skills in schools show how slow the education system is to embrace change?
  • Will educators want to work in an environment where these skills are emphasized? (more on this in a later post)

To Meet the Demands of a New Age from Steven H on Vimeo.


  1. Great posting! The future is here and we must meet the instructional challenges that will ensure students are learning 21st century skills.

    Thanks for sharing your insights.


  2. Carol,
    I agree, the future is now. But, as I look at the challenges of implementing these skills into a class in an authentic manner, I typically end up with more questions than answers.