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Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century


This presentation is provided by the National Academy of Sciences and discusses a report resulting from the Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills. This committee was charged with the following tasks:

  • Define the set of key skills referred to as "deeper learning," "21st century skills," and by other labels
  • Describe how the skills related to each other and to the learning of reading, mathematics, and science and engineering
  • Review research on their importance for positive adult outcomes
  • Discuss how to teach and assess them
  • Identify features of interventions that develop them

This presentation includes the following slide topics: Committee charge; Study Sponsors; Committee; Terminology: Deeper learning, 21st Century competencies, Domains of Competence, Intertwined Competencies, Evidence of importance, and Evidence of Importance for Skilled Technical Jobs; Conclusions: Teaching for transfer, Transfer is supported when Learners, and To design instruction for transfer; and Challenges and Recommendations: Assessment challenges, Recommendations,and Instructional challenges.

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