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Preparing Australian high school learners with 21st century skills

conference contribution
posted on 08.04.2019, 00:00 by Rebecca ShieldsRebecca Shields, Ritesh ChughRitesh Chugh
In today's digital world, schools are expected to prepare students for the 21st century. Skills such as critical evaluation, problem-solving, collaborative working and online communication are required of 21st century learners. There are assumptions that young people who use technologies in the online environment already know how to use those skills for learning and the workplace. However, that is not necessarily true and some responsibility is on schools to develop skills and knowledge to enable students' success and better prepare them for future lives. The question investigated in this paper through a narrative review of the literature is, “Do Australian high school students have 21st century skills to equip themselves for the ever-changing global and connected world?” There is a strong logic for the teaching of these skills and capabilities in schools, so students are able to function effectively not only in the classroom but more importantly beyond the classroom.

History

Editor

Lee MJW; Nikolic S; Ros M; Shen J; Wong GKW; Venkatarayalu N; Lei LCU

Start Page

1101

End Page

1106

Number of Pages

6

Start Date

04/12/2018

Finish Date

07/12/2018

eISSN

2470-6698

ISSN

2374-0191

ISBN-13

9781538665220

Location

Wollongong, Australia

Publisher

IEEE

Place of Publication

Piscataway, NJ

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Centre for Regional Advancement of Learning, Equity, Access and Participation (LEAP)

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE)