21st Century Learning and Workforce Readiness
Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society
An Educator’s Guide to the “Four Cs”
America’s system of education was built for an economy and a society that no longer exists. In the manufacturing and agrarian economies that existed 50 years ago, it was enough to master the “Three Rs” (reading, writing, and arithmetic). In the modern “flat world,” the “Three Rs” simply aren’t enough. If today’s students want to compete in this global society, however, they must also be proficient communicators, creators, critical thinkers, and collaborators (the “Four Cs”).
Read more at www.nea.org/assets/docs/A-Guide-to-Four-Cs.pdf
Examples for Integrating the 4Cs