Engaging 21st Century Learners

Changing Pedagogy

“Every teacher fails on a daily basis. Teaching is the best job in the world because we never get good at it" (see clip below)

Teacher Reflective Practice

Our students today need to develop a range of 21st Century Skills:

  • Enduring Understanding
  • Creative Thinking
  • Critical /Deep Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Cross-Cultural understanding
  • Communication skills
  • Technological competency
  • Inquiry based learning skills
  • Self Direction
  • Information/media literacy
  • Global literacy
  • Ethical research skills

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Teachers today need to be:

· facilitators of learning

· creating classrooms which empower learning

· promoting innate curiosity through inquiry

· developing skills to guide students learning process and the tools they wish to use

· teaching students HOW to learn,

· promoting critical thinking, problem solving and risk taking skills

· ongoing reflective practitioners

· collaborative learners and sharers of innovation

· smarter workers not harder workers

· connecting learning needs across disciplines

· actively engaging students in solving authentic (real-life) problems

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