Teaching In The 21st Century

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The rise of information and communication technologies is dramatically altering how society works and how global culture interacts. No one knows how the future is going to be like. Today’s children will become adults who engage in the world different from what we know today. We need to solve problem beyond our current understanding using skill set that are yet to be defined with tools that are yet to be created. As to this date, only a few teachers are teaching based on the 21st century learning. Teachers should teach by looking at what is going to happen in the future. In other word, teachers need to do teaching for tomorrow. By doing that, it means that teachers need to be creative and need to use their imagination in making the lesson plan.…show more content…
They need to learn how to think creatively, critically and collaboratively. They also need to know how to problem-solve on many levels. Once the learners leave school, they have to become self-modifying, self-managing, self-evaluating and self-directed. Constantly evaluating the students to test and making judgment about them is not requires in 21st century learning. Instead, the students need to take on the skills of self-management. The 21st century learners need to be actively engage and empowered develop their innate curiosity through inquiry. They need to be equipped with skills to master changing technologies. They also need environmental. They need financial, civic and global literacy. Teachers and parents need to create learning environment which nurture creativity and inspire confidence. Learning is personal experiences influenced by a balance of key elements including empowerment. Empowered learners of all ages who actively participate in decision-making processes tend to be highly motivated and…show more content…
Learners need to be excited and have fun in learning. Learners should be given opportunities to make their own decision in learning process to make them feel sense of achievement. Students become more productive in learning if they have energy, excitement and enjoy their learning. It is important that children are able to feel like they are able to make mistakes and to take risks in their learning. Students can be empowered through the process of guided inquiry. Inquiry is about thinking to make meaning. Therefore, when the students seek understanding of the world around them, they asked questions, wondered, plan, analyze, create and reflect. The 21st century learners engaged and empowered to take ownership of their learning, they become excited about learning. Learners also further develop critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills. Learners are prepared to embrace the changes and challenges they would encounter in their future. As educators can’t predict what the learners are going to learn in the future, so inquiry is the best learning process by which children learn how to learn. Therefore, learners can apply those skills to their learning
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