Jun 10, 2015
When discussing 21st Century Skills, these most often refer to critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, innovation, problem-solving and other similar skills which are highly sought after in the evolving workforce of tomorrow. Although the idea of what 21st Century Skills, for the most part, remains constant, the idea of what constitutes 21st Learning tends to be controversial. Educators have different opinions as to how these skills will be acquired by students, and in what kind of environment they will be most successful. Some believe that a PBL (Project-Based Learning) atmosphere is the most lucrative approach to teach students skills for the future, some advocate the use of current technology in the classroom and others encourage a return to the basics to reinforce communicative and collaborative skills among students. The controversy continues, as 21st Century Skills become progressively more important for young learners to possess.