September 2009 . Volume 67. Number 1 EL
Teaching for the 21st Century
8 What Would Socrates Say?
Peter W. Cookson Jr.
Do we need to craft a new model of
education for the 21st century? It’s a
question worthy of Socrates.
The 21st Century Skills Movement
The chair of the Partnership for 21st
Century Skills spells out goals.
16 21st Century Skills:
The Challenges Ahead
Andrew J. Rotherham
and Daniel Willingham
Why the 21st century skills movement
could falter and key considerations that
might strengthen it.
22 Why Creativity Now?
A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson
Amy M. Azzam
Creativity is a crucial skill, Sir Ken tells us.
Listen to an interview with this creativity
expert at www.ascd.org/el.
28 The Science Students
Need to Know
James Trefil and Wanda O’Brien- Trefil
Scientific knowledge is the entry ticket to
understanding the issues of the day.
34 Focusing the Digital Brain
How to help tweens and teens deal with
40 Clicking Across Cultures
Through today’s technologies, students learn
new languages and develop global awareness.
45 Teaching with Controversy
How to teach students to weigh—and weigh in
on—a range of views.
50 A Well-Rounded Education
for a Flat World
Richard H. Hersh
The simplistic debate about content versus
skills is moot in a world that demands both.