Seminar recording: Beyond Computing & 21st Century Skills


Dr. Peter Rich, Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah


The Centre for Research in Digital Education seminar series went ahead last week in spite the wintery weather.  Peter delivered his seminar online, a recording of which can be found here:


Education in today's world needs to go beyond content knowledge.  Organizations such as the Partnership for a 21st-century Skills have proposed that soft skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity are equally important.  In addition, there is a call for computing as a new literacy that helps to cultivate these skills and better prepare students to succeed in an increasingly technological world.  But are these 5 Cs enough?  What happens when they're used maliciously?  How can we help students to truly use their 21st-century skills to make the world better?