I highly recommend that parents, teachers and pre-service teachers take a look at eduTopia’s (2012) guide for parents: A Parent’s Guide to 21st Century Learning. This guide has great resources and information. It also informs parents about what their children might be learning in school and also describes ways that parents can help their children with ICTs. Here’s some main points that I found important or very interesting:
- Page 2 gives a brief description of the 4C’s – 21st century skills/competencies
- Critical Thinking
- Critical thinking, social responsibility and emotional intelligence are all focused on in the primary years
- Interesting that World of Warcraft is being used in schools – I must investigate this more! Very cool! 🙂
- The Ten tips on page 7 are great and would be good conversation starters. Includes more resources.