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Framing a Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century Competencies

  • Dennis SaleEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter explores and addresses the key considerations that need to be thoughtfully negotiated in curriculum development. It provides a critical analysis and evaluation of what constitutes twenty-first century competencies, how these are best derived from a cognitive science perspective, and the implications for framing educational aims and outcomes. A core valuation is that while we must frame and enact curriculum to meet the demands of industry and provide employability, there is also a need to accommodate competencies for wider issues of well-being and citizenship. There are concerns that technology—especially Artificial Intelligence—may make employability increasingly difficult for more people, and this will provide a systemic new challenge to twenty-first century curriculum planning and teaching.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore PolytechnicSingaporeSingapore

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