Great Education in the 21st Century

21st century learning

Twenty-first century curriculum has certain critical attributes. It is interdisciplinary, project-based, and research-driven. It is connected to the community – local, state, national and global. Sometimes students are collaborating with people around the world in various projects. The curriculum incorporates higher order thinking skills, multiple intelligences, technology and multimedia, the multiple literacies of the 21st century, and authentic assessments. Service learning is an important component.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

Life in the 21st Century

Reflecting on the recent policies and initiatives and the need for implementing changes into education.

It is necessary to build on the emotional, social, ethical and mental resources of learners to equip them to cope with uncertainy and challrenges that life present.

1) Education needs to promote confident, active and successful stuents regarding real-life learning.

2) We need to build resourceful and resilient students to encorporate ways to face dversity and challenges in life.

3) Encourage students to make beneifial choices for themselves and society.

4) Equip students with skills and capabilities to thrive for lifelong learning.

5) To learn a repertoire of effective dispositions and habits which are powerful and powerful.

6) Promote consisteent, collective will and determination over time to ensure culture of learning is embedded in our school. Promoting questions that utilise deep consideration and innovative thinking.

Tolland School Initiatives

Currently at Tolland School initiatives of PBL have been implemented in the playground and recently within the classroom. This progam is based on a positive approach to behaviour management. As a staff we brainstormed what we felt as a staff would be the most important values to implement. Our school values are: respect, respnsiility and care and cooperation.

I am continually learning and evaluating my teaching to ensure I am allowing the students to see that I make mistakes as well as this allows us to learn. I try to promote strong beliefs, values and expectations of each and every student. I plan and implement individual programs, that hopefully are engaging and building collaboration, skills, resilience, respect for self and others. Also promoting problem solving, creativity, equity, appreciation of and building strong relationships with all parties.