PolyMath | 21st Century Education
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21st Century Education

Here is a synopsis of the major differences between 20th and 21st century education, especially 21st century education as it will be practiced at the Polymath School

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CENTURY EDUCATION

  • Memorise and forget
  • Information limited to textbooks
  • Learners work individually
  • Teacher as the knowledge provider
  • Little emphasis on ethics and values
  • Assessments mainly through standardised tests
  • Education not linked with real world, students bored and disengaged
21

CENTURY EDUCATION

  • In-depth understanding of content through real-world application
  • Information from various sources, within and outside the school
  • Learners work collaboratively
  • Teacher as the facilitator of learning
  • Values integrated into the curriculum and assessments
  • Assessments through project-based work and portfolio presentations
  • Education linked with real world & students’ interests; learning fun and engaging