21st Century Skills are so 20th Century
Prof. Kirschner: Dear readers: Please dont jump to the wrong conclusion here. Im not against the need for acquisition of all of those skills. ... What I am saying is that almost all of them were of the utmost necessity for a person to function well in the previous century or possibly even in all centuries since the Enlightenment/Renaissance.
So please do me, and actually all of us, a great favour and stop propagating them as if they... were something new. If they werent taught in previous generations of schooling, you wouldnt be able to do what you normally do every day as teacher or scientist (see my blog from February 2014 Sorry its in Dutch Als het onderwijs zo slecht is, waarom weet jij het dan zo goed? [If education is so bad: Why are you so damn smart?]). Stop parroting the bullshit being spread and the snake oil being sold about them by eduquacks of all shapes and colours