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Learning21: Bringing the right information to the right hands
The goal is to integrate 21st century skills across the school curriculum to
enhance teaching, learning and student achievement.
There are four main stages in the learning process. Students first access,
process information; and then create, communicate knowledge in different
formats. Collaboration is an integral part of the entire process. Understanding
supports the transition of ideas from each stage to the next. Educational
technology is a tool used in the research process.
1. Access information:
• Inquire
• Collect data / evidence
• Comprehend information
Information is data that is processed to be useful. This stage provides answers to
“Who”, “What”, “Where”, and “When” questions. It is about the past. Information
is the medium.
2. Process information:
• Analyze information
• Interpret information
• Critical thinking
It answers the “How” questions. It is about the present. Interpreted information is
3. Create Knowledge:
Synthesize information
Evaluate understanding
Infer knowledge
Mastery of content
Apply knowledge.
This answers the “Why” questions. Since this stage incorporates vision and
design, it is about the future. Students create the future rather than just grasp the
present and the past.
4. Communicate Knowledge:
• Communicate knowledge gained.
“The right information in the right hands can change the world.”