Students Want, But Aren’t Getting, 21st-Century-Skills Training

New Students at Freshman Orientation

photo by Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis

In this article Caralee Adams, contributing writer for Education Week specializing in higher education and author of the blog College Bound, relates results from a recent Gallup Poll to challenges faced in a 21 st-century workplace. Is the classroom preparing students with the critical thinking and communication skills needed to keep up in a technologically fast-paced job market?

About 37 percent of younger adults ages 18 to 22 say they applied what they learned in school to solve real-world problems in their last year of school compared with 28 percent of respondents ages 23 to 35, the survey found.

Read the rest of the results of the Gallup Poll and Caralee’s assessment  and tell us what your classroom experiences with technology in the classroom have been in the comment section below.

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