Often when we are designing curriculum or planning units of work, we stop and think about what do we REALLY want students to get out of this learning or unit. A previous Principal, I worked for used the idea that we should develop our students to be counter cultural - meaning they would need creative and critical thinking to be able to achieve something with their life.
I came across this idea in a different way in my ongoing professional reading - A 21st century education: reimagining learning for a new era. In this, the author reminds the reader of 10 points to consider when thinking about what education should be in the 21st century - I particularly like number 8 which reminded me of my aim to be and develop counter cultural learners. Use this checklist and consider how your classroom is moving towards this aim and working with future skills
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