Is “Community” the Glue of “21C” Education?

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Is “Community” the Glue of “21C” Education?

Is there, in fact, something different about the 21st Century that requires learning to evolve beyond what we have always known as timeless keys?  Charles Fadel, writing under the umbrella of the Center for Curriculum Redesign (HT Bo Adams for highlighting this piece), argues that there are several such unique driving factors: increased human longevity, global connectivity, environmental stresses, and technology advances.  He offers a great Venn diagram of what he calls the four dimensions of this evolving learning:

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Chris Thinnes pounced on this image and added to it, asking where are the elements of “community” within which the education context exists?  Or is it the broth within which the other elements of the stew reside?


For those of you who did not see these on the original blogs and Twitter stream, I wanted to share the graphics; I plan to find places for them in my own slide deck as we provoke educators to ask fundamental questions about how K-12 education is actually meeting, or not, the needs of our students.

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