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Monday, December 28, 2015

Blogging, In Order To Learn 21st Century Skills

Literature Review: How Blogging Can Assist In The Development Of 21st Century Skills For Both Teachers And Students

Charlotte Hills | December 22, 2015

What does it mean to be a ’21st century learner?’ While the term is becoming increasingly common, to what extent do teachers, students and the wider community understand what it means?  Rosefsky-Saavedra & Opfer, (2012) define 21st century skills as critical thinking and problem solving; collaboration and leadership; agility and adaptability; initiative and entrepreneurialism; effective oral and written communication; accessing and analyzing information; and curiosity and imagination.  

New literacies have many functions in schools and learning, but science and mathematics education are among the contexts where their full potential has yet to be explored. This book both illustrates and critically analyzes the practice of blogging and its possibilities for fostering different ways of communicating, interacting, learning, and thinking in these subjects. Grounded in empirical data gathered from teachers and students using blogs in a variety of contexts, the book examines which specific uses of blogging can be most conducive to transforming science and mathematics classrooms into places that are more equitable and just - places that invite and nurture new, more social, comprehensive, and authentic forms of participation and learning. Source:

<more at; related links: (Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom. April 8, 2013) and (Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom. April 8, 2013)

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