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David Ross is a global education consultant and former CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21). Follow him on Twitter: @DavidPBLRoss

Place-Based Education Anchors Learning in the Community

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David Ross explains how in Place-Based Education the nature of a place determines the culture of the classroom to an extraordinary degree.

No-Collar Jobs Offer Schools Chance to Create Mashups of Academics and Vocations

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David Ross explains how no-collar and new collar opportunities do not require a four-year degree, rather vocational training, certifications and the right mix of in-demand skill sets.

Critical Thinking – a Critical Skill in School and for the Future of Work

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By: David Ross. We need to do a better job of developing critical thinking skills for learners and workers. David Ross asks, are we using the same label to describe a different set of skills?

Mapping 21st-Century Skills to SEL Competencies

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The relationship between Socio-Emotional Competencies and 21st-Century Skills has been uppermost on my mind lately because of a series of key...

Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs

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The new edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Trends Shaping Education report was presented at the Education World Forum by the organization’s education director, Andreas Schleicher. According to David Ross, "it should come as no surprise that the survey results revealed a yawning gap between the world of work students can imagine today and what economic projections suggest will be the reality in the near future."

Gen Z and the Skills Gap

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Dell Technologies recently surveyed high school and college students from around the globe about their views on technology and future careers. In this post, David Ross explores some of their findings.

Brain Research, Creativity and Project-Based Learning

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Does brain research support the belief that if you want to produce a student outcome such as creativity you first must build a classroom culture in which creativity can grow and then you must adopt a pedagogy (like PBL) that allows it to bloom? David Ross explains.

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