Global Peace Education, One World United and Virtuous, and Character.org held a webinar, titled, “Equipping Students with 21st Century Skills for a Globalized World” on April 13, 2016.
The webinar addressed the following questions:
How well are US education systems/global education systems providing our youth with relevant education that makes them competitive? How well are they developing the needed 21st Century competencies such as critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship, leadership, collaboration, problem solving, global awareness and character building as necessary elements required to ensure that learners are equipped for the modern workforce and life after graduation?
What strategies are education leaders and school systems employing to provide our students with the 21st Century skills and competencies they will need to be successful in a rapidly globalizing world? What alternative education models are emerging that can inform the way forward? What considerations should be taken into account in creating great schools: Culture, building strong character, engagement, community needs, professional development, interdisciplinary learning, solving real world problems? What kind of public, private, social partnerships are necessary to transform education that impacts employment, nation building and social development?
The panelists included Tony Devine Ed.D, Vice President, Education, Global Peace Foundation, and Joseph Carvin, CEO, One World United and Virtuous. Dave Keller Ph.D, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Character.org moderated the webinar.