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ERIC Number: EJ837449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
Inquiry and 21st-Century Learning
Pappas, Marjorie L.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v25 n9 p49-51 May 2009
Over the last eight years, the primary focus in schools has been on passing standardized tests based on a core curriculum. The emphasis on learning content is in direct contrast to the world outside the school walls where the technological capability to provide access to content, i.e., information at lightning speed, already exists. In fact, information is so prevalent that information overload is common. This article discusses how to bridge the gap between learning focused on rote memorization and the 21st Century Skills advocated by the Partnership for 21st-Century Skills (2004) and the "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" (2007) and suggests applying inquiry as a bridging strategy. (Contains 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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