Vancouver RadDads #7: 5 simple hacks to promote 21st-century skill development.
Raising our kids in an era of exceedingly rapid change presents just as many challenges as opportunities. The unpredictability of life in the 21st-century, due to rapid technological and social innovations, leads us to ask “How can we prepare our kids for a future so unlike our present and one we largely cannot imagine?”
The presentation reveals how the ’21st-century skills’ movement is based on ten core future-relevant competencies. We focus on the ‘4Cs’ of Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication and provide 5 day-to-day hacks for fostering these skills in your home.
By presenting a few easy nudges, we hope to demonstrate the ease with which small shifts in language and interaction can help your family develop their 21st-century advantage.
Here’s a teaser for Hack #1.
When we respond to a question with “I don’t know” we are not just signalling that we don’t believe that we have the answer but also that we are unwilling or unable to persist in the inquiry.
Model curiosity and inquisitiveness with the slightly different but powerfully significant “I’m not sure but…”. Share what you do know. Ask others what they think. Discuss where you might find more information. Use that simple phrase to help you begin to apply and practice the 4Cs.
Thanks and please feel free to contact Brad to further discuss any of the topics you have seen or heard in this presentation.