21st Century Learners: Videos

I am doing a presentation about 21st century learners to a group of museum professionals. They likely will not have had much exposure to the concept, so we’re starting at a very basic level.

I will, of course, include interactive elements in the session, including digital tools like Poll Everywhere, and plain old group conversations.

I’m also looking for some short videos that illustrate some of the concepts of the 21st century learner. Since I’m always looking for good videos about this, I thought I’d make a post linking to them.

This is just a quick start. I know there are more. I would love suggestions!

1. A Vision of K-12 Students Today
I think this is one of the first ones I saw. It’s getting a little dated (it’s only 5 years old!) but does clarify some of the basic concepts.

2. Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner – The MacArthur Foundation

This is a trailer for a 60-minute documentary about 21st Century Learners from PBS.

Quote: “Part of the opportunity here is learning the content, which is very much the 20th century idea of education. In the 21st century it’s learning the tools and the skills of remaking that content and becoming the creator and the producer.”

Thought: Museums can be part of the informal learning to link to the formal learning.

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