Importance Of Teaching In The 21st Century

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• The 21st century is changing society’s very foundations, and as a result, education has had to change, both in the way it is taught and the way it is learnt, in order to meet the constantly changing, ever increasing demand that society has placed upon its citizens (Friedman, 2005).
-A major part of the way education has changed, is the need for teachers to focus on teaching 21st century skills in order to enable their students to develop the ability to build upon and expand their learning.
- most institutes accomplish this by moving away from the traditional methods of teaching, where children had no rights, were seen and not heard, were expected to obey or face the, quite painful, consequences, and viewed as little
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Topic 1 - Define 21st century learning and teaching
One cannot talk about 21st century learning and teaching without also discussing 21st century skills. Yet there does not appear to be a definitive description of what these skills are. Quite the contrary, it seems every trait and ability currently recognized, can be classified as a 21st century skill. This makes the tasks of learning these skills somewhat complex, not to mention the difficulties faced by educators when deciding which of these skills to teach, and how (Jerald, 2009). Example
Learning – the Australian curriculum focusses on teaching the 4cs – Collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication, to its students (Bruniges, 2015). It is these 4 points that act as the foundations for the lifelong learning of ‘21st century skills’.
Teaching – building skills by utilising technology in a student focused environment, personalised for each individual child’s learning style (Armstrong,
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Often referred to as the collective of beliefs, concepts, information, philosophies and practices, both new and re-evaluated, that are currently emerging within the education sector (Bolstad, et al., 2012).
Learning – focuses on building foundation skills, math, reading and writing, science etc., early on, enabling lifelong learning and refinement of 21st century skills, such as the ability to apply knowledge and skill to deal with challenges (Jerald, 2009).

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Topic 1 - Identify key features of ‘traditional education’ teacher the holder of knowledge – student passive receivers (Locke, 1689)
The main role of the teacher was to provide content, facts, dates, formulas, research, theories, stories and information for students to memorise in order to recite on command. they also acted a main disciplinary authority for behaviour and actions deemed inappropriate (Ciddor, 1998)

-The main approaches in traditional education used by teachers are lectures, individual workbook (blackboard/slate) exercises, dictation and observation and, still present in some cultures, corporal punishment.
-3 Rs – Reading Writing and

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