21st Century Skills and Flexible Learning Spaces
What are 21st Century Skills?
Characteristics of 21st Century Schools include the following: collaborative spaces, variety of learning environments that are engaging, and space that is fosters creativity, is student centered, and fluid and flexible.
How will upgrades support 21st Century Education at Central 51?
Currently both schools lack the space for students to collaborate outside the traditional classroom walls.
Often students are expected to work with their peers in hallways next to lockers or on the floor in spaces that were
not designed for such.
21st Century Skills
- What is 21st Century Education (Video, EF Explore America, March 15, 2012)
- New Vision for Education: Unlocking the Potential of Technology (World Economic Forum, prepared in
collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group)
- Parents’ Guide to 21st Century Learning and Citizenship (National PTA, Tatyana Warrick May 7, 2015)
Flexible Learning Spaces
- How Flexible Learning Spaces Improve Active Learning (Dennis Pierse, eSchool News, July 19, 2016)