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
MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.