21st-Century Learning Skills and Classical Education: Is There Common Ground?

Jim Reynolds June 29, 2012

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2012


This session will provide an overview of the ideas of learning 21st-century learning skills advocates and explore whether these skills align with classical education. The focus will primarily be on the partnership for 21st-century Learning Skills and this organizations call for teaching communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative thinking skills.


Classical Education Communication Learning Skills Teaching


Jim Reynolds
Jim Reynolds helped begin an ecumenical Christian school in the Ann Arbor, MI area in the 1980s and taught there for eight years before becoming a consultant with Harcourt School Publishers. In his nineteen years at Harcourt School Publishing (and later Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Jim transitioned from an educational consultant, to mathematics marketing manager, and then to Vice President/Editor- in-Chief, Mathematics. Jim left educational publishing in 2011 for the opportunity to serve the students, parents, and faculty at The Geneva School as the dean of faculty. Jim has three sons: Michael (class of 2010), Wesley (class of 2013), and Ben (class of 2016). He enjoys reading science fiction, playing the drums, listening to jazz music, fishing, being on the beach, canoeing, and hitting tennis with his lovely wife, Nancy.

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