Define 21st-century skills to teach them effectively

The term “21st-century skills” is a bit like a certain popular brand of yeast extract – there are those who love it and those who cannot abide it. As an ed tech enthusiast, you may expect me to be in the former category. But I am not. Here’s why.

1. The term “21st-century skills” is often used to describe any digital learning or use of technology. I don’t think this does any favours for those of us trying to deliver a broad, challenging and comprehensive computing curriculum, who use technology to have an impact on children’s outcomes.

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