Video: the 21st Century Learner

This video is billed as

“From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century. In this video, education experts say digital technologies could transform the way kids learn and participate in their communities.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNtmpaoJxzM

The 21st Century Learner

What I like about it is it’s simplicity, with extracts like;

“Probably the most important thing for kids growing up today is the love of embracing change.”

“They want to be measured because they want to see how much they are improving. In fact the most common mantra of a real gamer is ‘if I ain’t learning, it ain’t fun!’.”

“We find, when we talk about 21st century skills, people often reduce them to ‘skills for the work place’ and ‘skills involving technology’, and we really are thinking of skills for creativity, specific engagement, social life; the full range of experiences that young people will be involved in in the future.”