The National Research Council of the National Academies of Science have just published a report titled Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century.
Here’s a short summary from ASCD SmartBrief:
A 21st-century education requires the development of cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, according to a recent report that seeks to define what is meant by buzzwords such as “deeper learning” and “21st-century skills.” Among those skills, researchers say, the most difficult to teach and to assess is the transfer of learning from one discipline to a new concept or idea.
It sounds good but, let me tell you, it sure is a dense report. I read a lot of research papers, but my even my eyes started to glaze over and I just had to stop.
Please let me know if anyone else was willing to subject themselves to reading the thing and writing a summary…