The CCR is very pleased to announce that its “Four Dimensional Education” framework has gained broad global acceptance, as it is now available in 15 languages. This represents eight of the top ten languages spoken worldwide, with a potential to reach 3.5 billion people! from Arabic to Chinese to Spanish, from Farsi to French…
This confirms that the 4-D framework, which focuses on Knowledge (modernized), Skills, Character, and Meta-Learning, resonates with the needs of education worldwide, as both actionable and global.
We are of course very grateful and indebted to all partners and contributors who made this happen in, amazingly, less than 2 years! Feel free to inform your networks, and if you wish to add a language that is not yet represented, please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The media world is suddenly awash with news about Artificial Intelligence, but CCR has been working on its impact – and that of many other global factors – and consequences for Education, for a decade. This work had led in 2016 to the publication of its recommendations for a Four-Dimensional Education framework (“4D”) described its book.
After 18 months of further research, CCR is delighted to offer its expanded Knowledge framework (+ appendix), describing how to rethink content in the age of algorithms (from search to A.I.) to build:
- Relevance and personalization (for learner motivation)
- Versatility (robustness to future uncertainties)
- Transfer (actionability in real-world situations, leading to “flipping the curriculum“)
All of which are to be achieved via a deep redesign of disciplines and their content:
- Modernizing/curating traditional disciplines (STEM, Humanities, Arts), via analysis of:
- Essential Content
- Core Concepts
- Learning progressions
- Adding Modern Disciplines (Technology & Engineering; Media (digital journalism, cinema); Entrepreneurship & business; Personal finance; Wellness (physical, mental); Social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, civics, future studies, etc.).
- Developing Interdisciplinarity and Themes (Environmental, Global, Civic, Information and Digital Literacies; Systems, Design and Computational Thinking; etc.)
- Intersecting with Competencies, the other three dimensions of the framework: (Skills, Character, Meta-Learning).
We remain as committed as ever to answering our seminal founding question “What should students learn for the 21st century?” in an age of AI and more… join us!