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HRSDC 21st Skills Presentation
Transcript of HRSDC 21st Skills Presentation
Key Findings 2. Technology use: a predictor of other 21st century learning competencies 3. Technology use in classrooms varies by province 4. Teacher Education 1. Provincial Inconsistencies Issue Recommendation Issue Recommendation Recommendations Interprovincial coordination Establish a 21st century learning secretariat at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) Teacher training Prioritize teacher education and professional development Does Canada have the educational systems it needs to meet the economic and societal challenges of the future? Fellowship Theme ALBERTA BRITISH COLUMBIA NEW BRUNSWICK ONTARIO QUEBEC • Clear integration of 21st Century Learning
competencies into provincial education
strategy • Education plan currently in development, so
no clear policy exists at present • Focus on teacher training • Clearly articulates all selected competencies as "engaged
thinkers and ethical citizens with entrepreneurial spirits" • Fall of incumbent government in same year as
21st century learning report has unclear
implications for policy direction • Currently no clear policy on skills students
will learn, or view to the future • Emphasis on critical thinking and character HIGHLIGHTS • 21st Century Learning integrated across
the curriculum as ‘cross-curricular
competencies’ • No update to computer and digital
technologies policy in the last decade HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS • Recent Fullan report (2013) positions focus
on 21st Century Learning moving forward SELECTED PROVINCES:
British Columbia The Pace of Change 1900s 1960s 1990s 21st Century? The Evolution of Classrooms A child born today will graduate from university in 2036...
What will the world look like by then? 21st Century Core Competencies Character Critical Thinking Creativity - Innovation - Entrepreneurship Computer and Digital Literacy SUMMARY 2. Policy language used is highly varied 3. Little evidence of inter-provincial communication Provincial Education Document
Content Analysis Teachers with advanced degrees more likely to report higher levels of technology use, innovation, and critical thinking in the classroom Teachers who recently engaged in professional development activities in any of the competencies related to 21st century learning more likely to report higher levels of 21st century learning in their classrooms Fielded to teachers in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec
Nearly 1,000 respondents => Statistically Significant results
First systematic comparison of 21st century learning across provinces National Teacher Survey