The National Research Council draws on a large research base to define and summarize certain learning skills and their importance to success in education, work, health, and other life contexts. The MacArthur-funded report, Education for Life and Work, develops a classification scheme for “21st century skills,” and recommends further research to strengthen understanding of the relationships between these competencies and successful adult outcomes. The report validates the premise of MacArthur’s digital media and learning initiative that our society requires a reimagined learning system that factors in how young people learn, play and participate in civic life both in an outside of schools.  

Digital Media & Learning, Education, United States