The Other 21st Century Skills: Why Teach Them

why we are in the 21st century building a society that is so dysfunctional, so dog-eat-dog, that we have to be nearly perfect in order to get by. What we as a society need to do is to be able to embrace and value the contributions of members even if they don’t have a lot of grit and resilience. A society should be inclusive; you shouldn’t have to fight like a dog to enjoy it. –Stephen Downes

So do we advise parents to raise kids for success in the dog-eat-dog reality or an inclusive society that is on the decline?


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