News from Boissevain School

February 8, 2011

The 21st Century Learner

Filed under: Students — Mr. White @ 12:34 am

On Feb. 7th School Staff gathered to discuss the priorities for Boissevain School.  The focus was on Strategies to Improve Student Achievement, new assessment strategies and what a 21st Century Classroom should look like.  We viewed a video by “Ian Jukes” who talked about the 21st Century Learner.  His message included:

1. Digital learners prefer receiving information quickly from multiple multimedia sources.

2. Digital learners prefer parallel processing and multitasking.

3. Digital learners prefer processing pictures, sounds, color, and video before text.

4. Digital learners prefer random access to hyperlinked multimedia information.

5. Digital learners prefer to network simultaneously with many others.

6. Digital learners prefer learning “just in time.”   Many educators prefer teaching “just in case.”

7. Digital learners prefer instant gratification with immediate and deferred rewards.

8. Digital learners prefer learning that is relevant, active, instantly useful, and fun.

What are some examples of the above Learning Styles that show you are a 21st Century Learner?


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