Monday, October 12, 2009
In the article "Rigor Redefined" by Tony Wagner, talks about the schooling students need for the 21st century careers. What skills students need to have to succeed in the 21st century are critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and leadership, agility and adaptability, initiative and entrepreneurialism, effective oral and written communication, accessing and analyzing information and curiosity and imagination. Students do need these things to succeed in the 21st century because jobs are becoming more complex because if technology such as the Air Force. For example they need to know math and science very well because the AF is swithching from manned aircraft to unmanned aircraft such as Reapers. They need to know the wind speed and how fast the craft is traveling to effectivly seek out a target and hit it dead on because wind speed and the speed of the craft can change the flight path of your bullets so they need to know how to find the precise time to fire.