Mark Prensky is cursed with having coined the Digital Natives/Immigrants idea that is now regularly trotted out by partly informed lay people and educators in equal measure. He wrote more later, stating that DIGITAL WISDOM was where it’s at…keep up people!
He also wrote this lovely article specifiying his five skills framework for the 21st century:
- Figure out the right thing to do
- Getting it done
- Working with others
- Acting creatively
- Continually seeking to be better
In part 4, he specified the need to ‘tinker’ and design.
Its what we need our kids to be able to do people: Tinker and design, not comply.