Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina are American ELT authors and teacher-trainers who have taught young learners in Japan for 25 years. They are co-authors of Magic Time, Everybody Up, and Oxford Discover, courses for young learners published by Oxford University Press. Kathleen and Charles are active teachers who promote an inquiry-based approach to learning, where students develop English language fluency as they discover the world around them.
The Partnership for 21st Century Learning in Washington D.C. strongly endorses the development of 21st century skills in modern education. This coalition of educators and business leaders has created a framework of skills considered to be essential for a student’s future success in the 21st century.
Along with strong content knowledge and interdisciplinary themes, the Partnership stresses the need for the following “learning and innovation skills” among students to prepare them for the future:
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