Building 21st century competencies
We live in a fast-moving and ever-evolving time. A report authored by the Institute For The Future (IFTF) and a panel of 20 tech, business and academic experts from around the world states that 85 per cent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't even been invented yet. As so, a significant change in education is not only necessary but also urgent and conceived in ways where we can prepare our students for a world we do not yet know. Mainly, a trend is set where schools in the 21st century are no longer seen as a huge information conveying system, but as a competence building system, where students acquire a diverse set of competencies that will allow them to become active and productive citizens of the future.
At the core of many different sets of 21st-century competencies acknowledge by up-to-date educational literature, one can find the 4Cs: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. These will lay the basis for this project.
On the other hand, when building our future, we must be aware of our past. That claims for a critical knowledge of our cultural heritage, where we will find answers and solutions to the problems History challenged our ancestors with.
Combining both Past and Future, the objectives of this project are to bring students closer to the common cultural heritage of Europe, through a wide and diverse set of activities thought to build in our students' core competencies for the 21st century, namely the 4 Cs.