Discover 21 skills from VEINTIUNO, the new brand from SANTILLANA for the pupils of today
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Discover 21 skills from VEINTIUNO, the new brand from SANTILLANA for the pupils of today
Educational expert Carlos Magro, co-author of the report, talks to us about the skills schools need to address the problems with which life confronts us now and in the future
Madrid
/ 4th february 2018


@c_magro is the father of two wonderful children. Passionate about digital culture. He enjoys running, reading, travelling and working on transformative projects. 

Carlos, let's put it into context. What challenges do pupils today have to face and how is the current educational system responding in this respect?

We live today in an abundant, fast, uncertain, fragile world characterised by globalisation, digitalisation, diversity, where everything changes and nothing persists. An era in which the only thing we can predict is that in the future more than ever it will be necessary to develop the ability to learn, to learn how to learn and to be better at knowing when, how and what we can do when we don't know what to do.

If we have been taught anything by learning sciences in the last few decades, it is that developing the ability to learn has a lot to do not only with the acquisition of specific content but also with attitudes, beliefs, emotional tolerance and values. Which places at the fore a whole repertoire of skills that range from problem solving to communication and managing information, including risk management, the ability to anticipate and decision making. Critical thinking is more important than ever. Knowing how to use the knowledge we have as well. Learning has become an indispensable activity.