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Why Schools Need to Change
Why Schools Need to Change

Today’s learners face an uncertain present and a rapidly changing future that demand far different skills and knowledge than were needed in the 20th century. We also know so much more about enabling deep, powerful learning than we ever did before. Our collective future depends on how well young people prepare for the challenges and opportunities of 21st-century life.

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This report considers the Wayfinding Abilities domain of the MyWays Student Success Framework, including why, in an age of accelerations, the domain merits equal standing with the other three domains, key principles for implementation, and the state of play in the field, as well as offering resources and essential one-page primers for each competency. (October 2017, 2.5MB)

Report 10 is the last of five reports in Part B of the MyWays Student Success Series. Part B, “Broader, Deeper Competencies for Student Success,” provides a composite definition of student success in learning, work, and life, drawing on over 25 highly-regarded frameworks and the literature in the education, work, and human development fields. 

The MyWays Student Success Series examines the through-line of four essential questions for next generation learning and provides research and practice-based support to help school designers and educators to answer these questions. The series consists of 12 reports organized into three parts, plus a Visual Summary and Introduction and Overview. For more on MyWays, visit

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