Falling into the 21st Century Skills and Knowledge Wonderland.
One of BETT’s themes for January 2019 is the next big challenge faced by teachers and leaders - helping their students be ready for an uncertain future.
Preparing a student for the world that doesn’t yet exist is not an easy task for any teacher. Step back and look at that picture from a broad perspective, what are the critical 21st century skills students need to survive and succeed in our world? What abilities and traits will serve them in a time that’s changing and developing so rapidly?
Lewis Carroll comes to mind, his birthday falls the day after BETT wraps-up, when he wrote about a Wonderland, he described a world full of marvels and wonder, strange, beautiful and exciting – the perfect description for a 21st Century Skills and Knowledge Wonderland.
But what does that Wonderland look like? Using an IBT touchscreen and Hive interactive software, Funmi Idawu has created artwork to illustrate some of the skills learners today will need to thrive tomorrow.
Visitors to our stand will be able to interact with and request a copy of this Wonderland resource to use in their own classrooms.
“The team are delighted to be working in collaboration with Funmi Idowu to present a picture of the 21st Century Skills and Knowledge Wonderland to our BETT visitors using one of our Xi Series interactive displays. We hope once visitors interact with Funmi’s wonderful digital art, falling into such a Wonderland won’t feel so much like falling into the unknown”.