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What is this site for?
The term ’21st century learning’ is a kind of shorthand for what needs to be different in schools if young people are to be well prepared for life in the Knowledge Age.
This website provides ideas, tools, and resources for helping people make the shift from 20th century to 21st century ways of thinking about learning. It is a space for theory and practice to interact, for theory to inform practice, and practice to inform theory. Read more about this website and the team behind it.
Where should I begin?
This website is intended to be dynamic: it is constantly growing, changing, and evolving. There is no “right” way to move through the site, and if you like exploring you are welcome to simply dive in to see what you discover! If you’re already friends with web 2.0, here are two ways you can instantly get engaged with shiftingthinking:
- Follow us on (username shiftingthinkng – yes, there’s a missing “i”)
- Read our community guidelines and register as a member of the shiftingthinking community.
- read a research paper we’ve written about the development of this website
- Throw in your 2 cents about how to take shiftingthinking forward
However, if you’d prefer a more structured approach to help you find your way around the site before you leap in, here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- Check out our sitemap
- Read our blogs to find out what we’ve been thinking in relation to 21st century learning, and post your comments in response.
- You can also use the tag cloud on the right to find blogpostings on topics that interest you!
- Find out about the first Shifting Thinking Conference, held in Wellington in November 2009 and the second Shifting Thinking Workshop, held in May 2012
- You can learn more about the theories that underpin our views on 21st century learning, or browse resources, such as thinking objects, we have developed to help people understand and apply 21st century learning ideas in practice.
If you have a question or some feedback regarding this web site, feel free to post your comment or question below.