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Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Setting the Context - 2011 PowerPoint Slideshow: PowerPoint Viewer Required (PPS format, 26.9 MB)
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Kuehn, L. (2011).  Personalized learning? Is there anything new in the Ministry of Education Service Plan for 2011-12? Vancouver: British Columbia Teachers' Federation. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Naylor, C. (2011).  21st century learning - Widening the frame of focus and debate. Vancouver: British Columbia Teachers' Federation. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Naylor, C. (2011).  Teachers + technology + teacher inquiry = improved learning for students Vancouver: British Columbia Teachers' Federation. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

BCTF Teacher articles 

Bates, T. (2012). From dream to reality: Why implementation is as important as goal-setting in e-learning.

Duthie, J. (2012). Another plan destined to founder.

Kuehn, L. (2012). BC's Ed Plan: Free the kids and control the teachers.

Kuehn, L. (2011). BC's Education Plan: Experiments with kids' learning.

Kuehn, L. (2011). Personalized learning. 

Larson, J. (2011). 21st century learning for survival, not keyboarding skills. 

O'Neill, E. (2010). The ministry's 21st century obsession. 

Osborne, G. (2011). Waiting on 21st century learning...without apology to "Waiting on Superman." 

Sims, J. (2010). 21st century learning initiative in BC. 

Suhr, N. (2011). What does 21st century learning look like? 

Steeves, T. (2011). British Columbia's neoliberal folly: Dissecting the 21st century agenda.

Turner, J. (2011). Teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Foundational papers  

Abbott, J. (2010). "Schools" in the future - what has to change and why. The 21st Century Learning Initiative. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

New London Group. (1996). A pedagogy of multiliteracies: Designing social futures. Harvard Educational Review, 66(1).

UNESCO. (1996). Learning: The treasure within. Report to UNESCO of the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

British Columbia

British Columbia Ministry of Education. (2011). BC's Education Plan.

British Columbia Ministry of Education. (2012). BC's Education Plan Engagement: What you've said. 

British Columbia Ministry of Education. (2012). Enabling innovation: Transforming curriculum and assessment. 

British Columbia Ministry of Education. (2011). Personalized Learning in BC: Interactive Discussion Guide. 

British Columbia Ministry of Education. (2010). [ Presentation to the BC School Superintendents' Association on the future of education in BC.]

British Columbia School Superintendents Association. (2011). Pathways to personalization: Innovative structures and strategies presentations. BCSSA Summer Leadership Academy.

Ekdahl, M., Farquharson, M., Robinson, J., & Turner, L. (2010). The points of inquiry: A framework for information literacy and the 21st century learner. Vancouver, BC: British Columbia Teacher-Librarians' Association. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Premier's Technology Council. (2010). A vision for 21st century education. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Alberta

Alberta Education. (2010). Inspiring education: A dialogue with Albertans. Inspiring Education Steering Committee Report. 

Friesen, S., & Jardine, D. (2009). 21st century learning and learners. Prepared for Western and Northern Canadian Curriculum Protocol by Galileo Educational Network. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Government of Alberta. (2010). Inspiring action on education. (Discussion paper.) PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

McRae, Phil. (2010). The politics of personalization in the 21st century. ATA Magazine, 91(1).

Murgatroyd, S., & Couture, J-C. (2010). Using technology to support real learning first in Alberta schools . Edmonton, AB: The Alberta Teachers' Association. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Department of Education. (2010). NB3-21C: Creating a 21st century learning model of public education. Three-year plan 2010-2013.  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. 21st century standards of practice for beginning teachers in New Brunswick.  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Ontario

Fullan, M., & Langworthy, M. (2014). A rich seam: How new pedagogies find deep learning.

Hunter, J. (2011). Preparing students for the world beyond the classroom: Linking EQAO assessments to 21st-century skills. EQAO Research Bulletin, no. 7.

Ontario Public School Boards' Association. (2009). What if? Technology in the 21st century classroom.  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

People for Education (May, 2011).  School Libraries and Information Literacy. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

United States

Berry, B. (2009). The teachers of 2030: Creating a student-centered profession for the 21st century. Carrboro, NC: Center for Teaching Quality. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

National Research Council. (2012). Education for life and work: Developing transferable knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills, James W. Pellegrino & Margaret L. Hilton, Editors. Board on Testing and Assessment and Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. (2011). Reinvesting in arts education: Winning America's future through creative schools. Washington, D.C. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

United States Office of Educational Technology. (2010). Transforming American education: Learning powered by technology. Washington, D.C.: US Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

United Kingdom 

The 21st Century Learning Initiative. (2014). Battling for the soul of education. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Beetham, H., McGill, L., & Littlejohn, A. (2009). Thriving in the 21st century: Learning literacies for the digital age (LLiDA Project). The Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Innovation Unit. 21st century education.  

European Union

Redecker, et al. (2011). The future of learning: Preparing for change. Luxembourg: European Union. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.  

Finland

Finnish National Board of Education. (2011). The school of opportunities - toward every learner's full potential. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Ubiquitous Information Society Advisory Board. (2010). National plan for educational use of information and communications technology. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Australia  

Education Services Australia. National Digital Learning Resources Network. (An Australian Government Initiative.)

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (Australia and New Zealand). (2005). Contemporary learning: Learning in an online world.  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (Australia and New Zealand). (2005). MCEETYA joint statement on education and training in the information economy. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (Australia and New Zealand). (2006). Leadership strategy: Learning in an online world. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (Australia and New Zealand). (2008). Learning spaces framework: Learning in an online world  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) publications 

A selection of Australian and New Zealand websites.

New Zealand 

Bull, A. (2009). Thinking together to become 21st century teachers. Teachers' work: Working paper #1. Wellington: New Zealand Council for Educational Research. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

Glogowski, S. (2009). [NZC principles and key competencies as key change agents for pedagogical practice.] [PowerPoint slides]. Presented at Teachers Making a Difference Conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 

New Zealand Ministry of Education. Digital Opportunities Project (DigiOps). 

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