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  • Series: Leading Edge
  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Solution Tree; 1 edition (April 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935249908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935249900
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

James Bellanca, MA, is founder and CEO of International Renewal Institute, Inc., and acting director of the Illinois Consortium for 21st Century Skills. He founded SkyLight Professional Development in 1982. As its president, he mentored more than twenty author-consultants as he led SkyLight in pioneering the use of strategic teaching in comprehensive professional development. Bellanca coauthored more than twenty books that advocated the application of thinking and cooperating across the curriculum with the theme not just for the test, but for a lifetime of learning. Currently, Bellanca is building on the theories of cognitive psychologist Reuven Feuerstein to develop more effective responses to the learning needs of students whose academic achievement continues to lag. A longtime proponent of teaching that is aligned with the advocated best practices of 21st century skills, Bellanca s most recent publications include Designing Professional Development for Change: A Guide for Improving Classroom Instruction; Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills; Collaboration and Cooperation in 21st Century Schools; 200+ Active Learning Strategies and Projects for Engaging Students Multiple Intelligences; and A Guide to Graphic Organizers: Helping Students Organize and Process Content for Deeper Learning. Ron Brandt, Ed.D., was editor of publications for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Alexandria, Virginia, for almost twenty years before his retirement in 1997. During his career at ASCD, he was best known as executive editor of Educational Leadership magazine. In the 1980s, he promoted the teaching of thinking in elementary and secondary schools, collaborating with Robert Marzano and a team of other educators in development of a book, Dimensions of Thinking, and a related teacher training program, Dimensions of Learning. He is also the author or editor of numerous other publications. Before joining the staff of ASCD, he was a teacher and principal in Racine, Wisconsin; director of staff development in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and for eight years was associate superintendent of the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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It is comprehensive, easy to read as textbooks go, and information rich.
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I am using this book for a master's level course I am teaching about technology in higher education in the spring.
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The first chapter by Howard Gardner is a great way to set the stage for a dialogue about 21st century education.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Donna Wilson, Ph.D. on June 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover
21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn is a valuable contribution to the dialogue about the education of children and youth in the United States today. As longtime proponents of cognitive approaches to education, editors Jim Bellanca and Ron Brandt understand the importance of schools where students are engaged in important learning, becoming ever more self-directed. Their way of thinking about education connects well with the goals of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, which partnership president Ken Kay articulates in his foreword to this book as preparing students for citizenship, college and career. In addition to emphasizing core content knowledge taught in schools, he discusses the partnership's perspective for the need for students to become globally aware and literate about financial, civic, health, and environmental issues. Furthermore, Kay discusses the need for youth today to be masters of the 4 Cs--Critical Thinking, Creativity and Innovation, Cooperation, and Communication--to prepare for adulthood.

This book does not suggest one road to implementation in schools today, nor is the intent to limit discussion only to the book's contents; rather it aims to give educational leaders and those who create policy food for thought. For thirty years my career has been focused on helping more students reach their potential through motivational and cognitive approaches to learning. Therefore, through the years my work has been informed by many of the fine educators who contributed to this book.

The first chapter by Howard Gardner is a great way to set the stage for a dialogue about 21st century education.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Pellerine on April 19, 2011
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Early on in this book a line struck a chord with me, "As a manager at Apple told me, any employee who needs to be managed is no longer employable" (Kay xxi). This speaks volumes does it not? If you have ever entered NY's busy Apple shop downtown Manhattan, or waited outside the Chicago branch on a cold March morning we understand this statement deeply. Once inside the employees are generally like a team of individual managers. Sure, there are indeed specialists, but the staff are aware and will quickly link you to the Bamboo Pen specialist upon recognition that your questions surpass their expertise on this product.

The world is changing. Employment opportunities are changing. Education needs to teach knowledge as it has done, but there is a general consensus emerging in that we need to better prepare young minds for an uncertain future. This sound tone rings similar vibes from experts like: Sir Ken (see his video on Ted Talks: creativity), David Perkin's a Harvard professor and author of many books (i.e. Smart Schools), and the 14 perspectives offered in this book.

Great read for educators and likeminded people thinking about the future, and in particular how the curriculum can better reach out into the future, better preparing the youth of today to deal with and be successful in this future: a future we don't really understand ourselves. I have also enjoyed 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Jaskiewicz on March 25, 2013
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As an elementary school teacher, I'm finding this book a fascinating overview of 21st Century Skills (the specific standards from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, as opposed to the more general concept — although they do briefly outline similar ideas set forth by other organizations). My only complaint is that the Kindle edition I bought is filled with editorial mistakes — repeated paragraphs and sentences every few pages. Annoying! The content, though, is inspiring and exciting — I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to understand what the term "21st Century Skills" means and how and why it's being implemented.
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21st Century Skills, edited by James Bellanca and Ron Brandt, features articles by some 20 noted educators on a variety of topics related to the skills students need in the modern, 21st century world. The book begins with a forward by Ken Kay, the president of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, an advocacy organization that includes a large number of prominent educational organizations. In this section Kay presents his organization’s model for 21st century learning. The authors of subsequent chapters include Harvard professor Howard Gardner who discusses five minds for the future, Chris Dede who compares various frameworks for 21st Century Skills, Robin Fogerty and Brian Pete who provide information on the advanced education system of Singapore, John Barell who discusses problem-based learning, Cheryl Lemke who considers the role of technology in fostering innovation and many other insightful educators.

While this book is designed primarily for K-12 education professionals, it is a valuable resource for anyone interested in how we can educate children better to prepare them for life in the modern world.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By comfortFeet on February 10, 2011
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This book is a great place to lay a foundation for understanding 21st century skills. The book is broken into short chapters written by different authors that are all experts on 21st century skills but approach the topic differently.
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