21st Century Skills

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Learners today are global citizens and need to develop skills that will enable them to meet the challenges this presents in a period of unprecedented global change. 21st Century Skills include learning core content along with research skills, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and interpersonal communication skills. The ever-increasing use of technology is a given for the future, so ICT skills need to be integrated into everything we do in education.

How can language and content teachers help learners to develop these skills? The 21st Century Teacher Skill set is increasingly concerned with managing the language learning process in new ways. This course introduces you to the pedagogic skills required to develop 21st Century Skills among your learners.

In addition to developing your language skills, the course will include content drawn from some or all of the following areas, depending on your contextual and personal needs and priorities:

Teaching and learning collaboratively
Setting up cross-curricular projects
Integrating assessment with learning
Exploiting technology
Reflecting on teaching and learning
Analysing lesson structures and teaching strategies which incorporate work on 21st Century skills
Comparing and contrasting materials to explore the differences between conventional, transmission-orientated teaching and a problem-solving or guided discovery approach
Reviewing, adapting and designing materials which:
develop critical thinking skills
raise students’ awareness of themselves as
global citizens
Defining and supporting students’ critical appraisal of sources of information

As a course participant, you will receive a pre-course questionnaire, which should be returned prior to the course. This is to ensure that the areas of most relevance to you are integrated into the course content. Throughout the course you will be invited to reflect on your own professional practices.

All NILE courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.

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NILE - Norwich
Norwich, United Kingdom

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