The conditions of the 21st Century has new challenges that can not be met with 20th Century approaches. The answers lie in the solutions and approaches that have emerged from the 21st Century in the world of education, business, and psychology. Rightshift Learning is a native 21st Century learning framework, a synergistic cross-pollination of these approaches.
Permeating throughout is the new understandings provided by the science and research of Complex Adaptive Systems, Psychology of Flow, and Positive Psychology. From these, we learn about the classroom as a learning entity, self-organization, emergent learning, what engagement really is, and how to balance differentiation and integration (me and we).
It takes practical approaches, from Agile and Lean product development and management, the real world of business are using. Specifically methods called Scrum and Kanban. Scrum and Kanban inspire innovative and practical structures that we use to support and grow engagement, collaboration, and empowerment in the classroom. These approaches are modern learning frameworks for business, as the biggest competitive advantage today is how fast we can learn and respond to change. Just by using the Rightshift Learning Framework, students are “21st Century Ready”, regardless of the subject they are learning, as they are using similar structures the most innovative companies in the world are using, such as Google and Facebook.
With this Rightshifting blend, something new has been created. A native 21st Century Learning Framework, that supports engagement, collaboration, and empowerment while respecting the teacher as a professional and expert of their classroom. What emerges are the best practices for the modern learning environment the education books profess as well as 21st Century Life and Career Skills. It prepares the learner for the Conceptual Age, a world of uncertainty, change, and higher order thinking. It uses 21st Century solutions and approaches to thrive in the classroom and the world.
Although not necessary to use Rightshift Learning Framework, below are references to these approaches if you want to learn more:
Agile & Scrum
- Agile in Schools Blog http://theagileschool.blogspot.com
- Scrum in Education http://eduscrum.nl/en
- Personal Kanban in the Classroom http://www.personalkanban.com/pk/applications/the-abcs-of-personal-kanban-in-the-classroom/
- Growth Mindset – http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/
Complex Adaptive Systems