21st Century Skills

I saw this quote on on this deputy’s blog. I wonder if Mr Gove and Mr Wilshaw have?

“In a 21st century world where jobs can be shipped wherever there’s an internet connection, where a child born in Dallas is now competing with a child in New Delhi, where your best job qualification is not what you do, but what you know – education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity and success, it’s a prerequisite for success… I’m calling on our nation’s governors and state education chiefs to develop standards and assessments that don’t simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity.”

(President Barack Obama at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 10 March 2009)

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