There are different kinds of innovative pedagogies and concepts around Europe with different names and labels like competence based learning, K-12, NPDL – New Pedagogies for Deep learning) and Big Picture learning.

Most of these pedagogies can be characterized by the following main characteristics:

  • Skills development is important like 21st skills or transversal skills
  • Technology driven
  • Student driven
  • Personalised based on interests and capacity
  • Real world learning – practical and cross-sectoral
  • Learning anytime and everywere
  • Importance of informal learning

Two nice videos that illustrates the need for these new pedagogies:


There is more interesting stuff: just search for modern learning or 21st century education and learning on You Tube


  • Innovation Pedagogy 2015 Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers – here
  • The future of learning. What kind of pedagogies for the 21ste century? – here
  • Big Picture learning – here
  • New pedagogies for deep learning – here
  • Italian talent abroad – E-learning: the revolution in progress and its impact on training and education in Italy – here