21st Century Skills
Stephen Downes has posted an excellent piece on the topic of 21st Century Skills. He explains very clearly why ‘facts’ in learning are just not enough. It’s a lengthy piece, but the argument is so well put that it’s not hard going.
Basically, his argument works this way: there are too many facts to know, some of which change,and books, being the static things they are, can not be relied upon to have the current facts, so we had better have a different construct of learning.