21st Century Learning and Workforce Readiness
Below is a picture of my cousin Shelly, shaking hands with the Dalai Lama at a work sponsored event in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an Executive Leadership Coach at Price WaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in New York City. PWC is one of the largest professional services firm. This 21st-century workplace is offering after work mindfulness practices in order to promote general well-being and positive mental health. Click here to read an article about the event, “The World We Make,” that focused "on how the world might look in roughly 15 years if today we took seriously the notion that well-being can be learned."
Tony Wagner writes in The Global Achievement Gap, “Our system of public education; our curricula, teaching methods, and the tests we require students to take, were created in a different century for the needs of another era.” He contends that that without specific survival skills the students are not prepared for a global workforce in the 21st Century. Those 7 Survival Skills Needed in a 21st-Century Classroom are as follows: