The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is an organization with a mission to
‘Serve as a catalyst to position 21st century skills at the center of US K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders.’
Although focused on the k-12 sector, it has resources that are also likely to be of interest to post-secondary educators.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills was formed in 2002 through the efforts of the following entities and individuals:
- U.S. Department of Education
- AOL Time Warner Foundation
- Apple Computer, Inc.
- Cable in the Classroom
- Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Dell Computer Corporation
- Microsoft Corporation
- National Education Association
- Ken Kay, President and Co-Founder
- Diny Golder-Dardis, Special Advisor and Co-Founder
Its web site provides a useful framework for 21st century learning.
‘The framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.’