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21st Century Literacy

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What a Difference a Century Makes!

excerpt from Literacy for the 21st Century (page 10)

 

19th-20th Century Learning 21st Century Learning

Limited access to knowledge and information

(i.e.‘content’) primarily through print

 

Infinite access to knowledge and information

(‘content’) increasingly through the Internet

 

Emphasis on learning content knowledge that

may or may not be used in life

Emphasis on process skills for lifelong

learning

Goal is to master content knowledge (literature,

 

history, science, etc)

 

Goal is to learn skills (access, analyze,

evaluate, create) to solve problems

Facts and information are “spoon-fed” by

 

teachers to students

 

Teachers use discovery, inquiry-based

approach

 

Print-based information analysis

 

Multi-media information analysis

Pencil / pen and paper or word processing for

 

expression

 
Powerful multi-media technology tools for

expression

 Classroom-limited learning and dissemination

World-wide learning and dissemination

 Textbook learning from one source, primarily

Real-world, real-time learning from multiple

sources, mostly visual and electronic

 Conceptual learning on individual basis

 

Project-based learning on team basis

“Lock-step” age-based exposure to content

knowledge

Flexible individualized exposure to content

knowledge

Mastery demonstrated through papers and tests

Mastery demonstrated through multi-media

 Teacher selecting and lecturing

Teacher framing and guiding

 
Teacher evaluates and assesses work and

assigns grade

Students learn to set criteria and to evaluate

own work

Teaching with state-adopted textbooks for

subject area with little accountability for

teaching

Teaching to state education standards with

testing for accountability.

 

 

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