Essay on Challenges Of 21st Century Learning

901 Words Jul 28th, 2015 4 Pages
Bolstad, Gilbert, McDowall, Bull, Boyd and Hipkins (2012) discusses that 21st century learning, or what it is often referred to as future learning, has no fixed structure, but rather is an ongoing emerging cluster of beliefs, knowledge, theories and practices becoming available within the classroom. 21st century learning allows students to use educational technologies to apply their own knowledge to any new situations that arise, to analyse and process incoming information, collaborate effectively with others, solve problems and consider the outcomes of these problems and to be able to make decision based on what would have the best outcome for themselves, 21st century learning needs to embrace children’s strengths and understand their individual needs (Colombia, 2013). 
To be successful in 21st century learning, children need to understand the 4C’s: creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking (Bruniges, Dr M. 2012).
Bolstad et al. (2012)., Colombia. (2013). and Bruniges (2012) all agree on what Bruniges (2012) refers to as ‘the 4C’s’ as major skills for students in 21st century learning.


Previous to the 21st century, classroom learning was largely different than the diversity we see all around the world today. Classes were traditionally ran in mass classroom situations, with the teacher at the head of the class directing the students learning. Nowadays we see a range of classroom learning styles operating, varying to suit both the teachers teaching…

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