21st Century Literature Review

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Literature Review
21st Century learning is all about recreation, collaboration and seeing things in different dimensions. Learning is a collective process it takes place with interaction and asking good questions sometimes to yourself and sometimes to other .Throughout the world s academicians are continuously trying to find and implement new ways of teaching and learning so that those practices could be more effective and could have quick but long lasting impact on a learner.
David Loestscher put a lot of emphasis on professional learning communities as he says lack of communication within the schools is the major cause of restricted learning environment. According to him for effective teaching and creative learning PLC is the answer.
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Doing this they will bring changes in their teaching which will ultimately affect their students’ learning.
One cannot deny the fact that social persuasion is an effective tool of changing thinking styles and changing perspectives. So many educations like, Bandura, 1995;Schunk, 1981;Zimmerman & Ringle, 1981 emphasized on it.
Coaching and mentoring is one of the most pivotal aspects of 21st education. Without these two tools a 21st century learner cannot be able to swim in the ocean of rapidly changing world of knowledge and learning. By reading the work of Juanita Castro Gracia a Ph.d from Charles University you come to know that there are nine structures of coaching and mentoring. According to her a consolidated professional development programme in today’s world depends on teachers learning of problem solving skills, which they can only learn through each other, using technology as an effective tool, and receiving coaching and mentoring services from model teachers, and being deeply involved in reflective actions. In early 80s Joyce and Shower has investigated the theory that peer coaching could be used to increase classroom implementation of training sessions. They proved that teachers who had trainings followed by coaching would have a higher transfer of learning rate
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A coach should be trustworthy, and should be able to guide teacher to deal with different types and kinds of student population.
•Creating a collaborative working plan – During coaching session’s expectations for students’ achievements should be shared .It is the mere responsibility of a coach to make teacher comfortable and create should kind of environment where teacher will not get hesitant to share problems to ask questions and to tell her weaknesses. •Sharing classroom and teaching expectations – The coach and the team develop a mutual understanding of the observation protocol of quality teaching, that is, teachers must know they can have a profound impact on their students’ lives. They must know that the best teachers believe in their students and challenge and inspire them. They must respect and value their students’ backgrounds and strengths, incorporating them daily in profound ways into the
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