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What Will It Mean To Be An Educated Person in Mid-21st Century?

Bereiter, Carl; Scardamalia, Marlene
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Paper prepared for The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education
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The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education, 21st Century Skills, Group Behavior, Future Directions for a Learning Society, Technology and Assessment, Communication Skills, Educational Technology, Subject-Matter Knowledge, Media Literacy, Generation Gap, Critical Thinking, Information Technology (IT), Adaptability (Psychology)


This paper comments on the ways in which the intellective demands on educated persons will change in the near future. Attention is called to issues related to knowledgeability and capacity for adaptability. The authors focus on this shift in the face of tremendous technological advances that continue to affect the field of education.

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