Title: Preparing education for the information society: implementation challenges

Authors: Tjeerd Plomp

Addresses: University of Twente, Karel van Gelderlaan 41, 6861CC Oosterbeek, The Netherlands

Abstract: This article discusses the implementation challenges of 21st century skills in the curriculum as a process of change that has to take place in schools and classrooms. Some general aspects of implementation processes are summarised, followed by a discussion about factors influencing successful implementation of change. A model for implementing or integrating 21st century skills in schools is presented, and a number of question and points are proposed as a necessary condition for realising the change needed in education. As a context for discussing these implementation aspects, the KSAVE model presented in the first article (Plomp, 2013a) and some curricular aspects (Plomp, 2013b) that are important pillars for reflecting on how 21st century skills can be implemented are summarised at the beginning of the article.

Keywords: 21st century skills; information society; KSAVE; social media; innovative pedagogy; curriculum implementation; schools; change implementation; education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMILE.2013.055752

International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 2013 Vol.1 No.3, pp.224 - 239

Received: 18 Apr 2013
Accepted: 21 Apr 2013

Published online: 28 Feb 2014 *

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