What is 21st century learning? The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has outlined the four most important skills that our students should learn: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. These are known as the 4 C's.
How does an in-class flip help build these skills? A strong academic foundation goes hand in hand with the 4 C's. Academic knowledge develops critical thinking and opportunities for analysis. Academic knowledge gives students the vocabulary and language of communication. Academic competence allows for production collaboration. And a foundation of academic excellence allows for meaningful creativity.
With a strong academic foundation, students are better prepared to develop the 4 C's and to meet 21st century workforce needs.