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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Twenty-first Century Skill Development as Supported through Free Choice Play
by Reynolds, Alisa, M.A., Prescott College, 2011, 117; 1494252
Abstract (Summary)

Twenty-first Century Learning addresses a broad range of skills geared toward preparing students to live and work in a rapidly evolving technologically based global society. Emphasizing the increased influence of information and communication technologies on social and work relationships, subsets of socio-emotional, interpersonal and personal development skills are at the heart of most Twenty-first Century (C21) frameworks. Research suggests many of these skills naturally develop and are strengthened during children's play activity. This work explores the similarities between the skills nurtured during unstructured play and those that lay the foundation for C21 skills and lifelong learning.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sharp, Lloyd
Commitee: Cera, Mary Jane, Cox Caniglia, Noel
School: Prescott College
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Environmental education, Educational psychology
Keywords: Free choice play, Life long learning, Outdoor play, Recess, Social emotional learning
Publication Number: 1494252
ISBN: 978-1-124-68419-2
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