What Kind of Learning do we want? 21st Century Learning, the Standards Agenda and Expert Learners
Emeritis Professor of Education, Professor Gordon Stobart, lectures on the international policy rhetoric surrounding the need for 21st century learning. In this the learner is seen as flexible, self regulating and able to work collaboratively solve problems - the skills needed to meet the demands of a an ever changing labour market. At the same time we have standards and accountability agendas which define learning in relation to performance by unaided individuals on conventional tests. These tests are explored and a different model is offered, that of the expert learner.