Sunday, January 3, 2010

Empowering Learners

This video asks what are the important qualities that Drew Faust, president of Harvard University, feels girls should possess nowadays. I would reframe that question to ask what are the important qualities that all learners should possess now and in the future.
To extend this question, I would further ask what should we be enabling all learners to do now and in the future? Are we enabling learners to delve deeply into topics and yet obtain a wide berth of knowledge (or at least know where to find it) ?
I still think the three most essential skills past the three R's are the three C's, or connecting, communicating, and collaborating. I am hardpressed to think of anything a person may do in life that will not involve these skills.
So let's get busy enabling all learners to develop global PLE's, to comprehend and create using various mediums. Let us equip learners to collaborate across cultures and time zones. I challenge you blogosphere this year!

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