Guiding Question: How Might ‘Technology’ Be Of Value As We Engage In A Knowledge Economy?

Tony Wagner, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, refers to seven skills that students need for their future:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
  • Agility and adaptability
  • Initiative and entrepreneurialism
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Accessing and analyzing information
  • Curiosity and imagination

He outlined these skills in his book The Global Achievement Gap, the seminal book that explains why all learners must have these seven essential skills if they are to be successful in the new knowledge economy.

In this 30 minute video (click on the link below), Wagner summarizes the key ideas of the book.

http://www.iowafuture.org/2011/02/17/7-skills-students-need/

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