A Vision for 21st Century Education
Last December, the Premier's Technology Council (PTC) released a special report on education to provide a vision for the K-12 education system in the 21st century.
Recognizing that BC has a tremendous opportunity to further develop as a knowledge-based economy, the report makes a series of high level suggestions about how BC can and should evolve its public school system in order for students to become full participants in a knowledge-based society. The report is comprehensive and difficult to summarize in a blog so we encourage members to take a look at this report as the students we educate today will be the talent we look to in the very near future. The report suggests we evolve our the education system to focus on vital skills including:
- critical thinking and problem solving,
- creativity and innovation,
- technological literacy,
- communications and media literacy,
- motivation, self-regulation and adaptability
It is uncertain what Premier Designate Christy Clark will do with the PTC but if you were paying attention during the leadership race you likely noticed that her education platform directly refers to their recent report on education by promising to use "the recent Premier’s Technology Council Report on 21st Century Education as a roadmap" which may be a good sign that the PTC will continue during her time as Premier.
Kudos to the PTC for developing this strategy and playing a role in leading this very important discussion.