A 21st Century education and my secondary years.

July 1, 2022

A 21st century education is one that responds to the economical, technological, and societal shifts that are happening at an ever-increasing pace. It's an education that sets children up to succeed in a world where more than half of the jobs they'll have over their careers don't even exist yet

We’ve all heard this term so often but what is it? There are so many definitions, but it is easier to point out what is not.

A 21st century education is not a group of students sitting quietly at desks and taking notes. Getting ready for tests and learn simply for exams are important but your life has more than that. Your education should prepare you for all things that you will experience in the future. Your teachers are not there to only lecture you or coaching you just for exams but to guide you and support you to discover yourself and lead you on personalized pathway as each student is different.

By learning like that you will not be able to thrive in the world of tomorrow where many of the jobs will disappear and you might need to create your own jobs!

Your school is not a fancy building, but it must be a place where they create the exciting environment for you to be actively engaged in your learning experience. Your school must help you to develop these 4 keys skills, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication along with your deep understanding of your knowledge.

Success looks different from 20 years ago. Successful people will need to be more ‘international’ and will expect to be able to:

Live and work anywhere in the world

Digital Literacy is almost your native language

Change the career

Work with people across the world

Shaping your own life

Be an active and responsible global citizen

Are my secondary years preparing me for my 21st century future?

Asking good questions will lead to many discoveries and passion.

At RBIS, we are happy to discuss and answer your questions.