How do you teach your students to be learn without you? How will they learn when you aren't there to create a Powerpoint, a handout, a screencast, a Jing tutorial, a Youtube video, etc? Do you explicitly name and teach these skills or are they implied?
I've been researching some literacy strategies for technical reading, reading textbooks, and so on (which I will probably blog about later) and I'm realizing that we need to be more intent on teaching specific learning and comprehension skills.
This was all sparked by our conversation about the use of textbooks, which I'm still reading, asking, listening, and learning about.
What I've come away with so far is that I need to teach my students how to learn and how they learn so that they know what to do in any context, whether that be college, trade school, work, parenthood, marriage, etc.
That is 21st century learning.