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21st Century Education and the 21st Century University

April 30, 2015

Mark, Ron and Len will be giving a presentation on “21st Century Education and the 21st Century University” at the CEFPI Pacific Northwest Region Conference, June 18-20 in Vancouver. The presentation will take place on June 19th at 1:30.


The ideas related to 21st Century Education has influenced the design of our elementary and high schools over the last several years. What may not be as apparent to those of us working in this area is the profound changes that have been occurring at the Post Secondary level. The nature of both teaching and research has been changing profoundly and rapidly in our Colleges and Universities. The same ideas of collaborative learning and discovery will be familiar to those in the K to 12 world, and what we are seeing is a continuum from elementary to our institutions of higher learning and into industry. We are beings rooted in network behaviour. It is this core of collaborative thinking, exploration, innovation and invention that will be the source of our problems and solutions. We will explore these connections and the fact that they will be rooted in our big cities and the schools, colleges and universities that are a part of them.