Presentation on theme: "The Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century Classroom"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century Classroom Word count: 335This could tie in with classroom mgmt??The Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century ClassroomA 21st century teacher must know how to:What it takes to be an effective teacher in the year 2010 and beyond....Provoke students’ curiosity and intrinsic motivation to learnEstablish a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment forfor all studentsEncourage cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity in studentsEncourage cooperation amongst studentsAct as a classroom facilitatorMake students feel appreciatedHave long & short term plansCommunicate.A 21st teacher must know how to:- Provoke students’ curiosity and intrinsic motivation to learn. Teachers can assists students to become independent, creative, and critical thinkers by providing experiences, such as problem solving activities that develop these skills.Teachers must also grant adequate amount of time for students to complete tasks, and have clear expectations. Students are actively involved in their own learning within an environment that respects their unique developmental requirements and fosters positive expectations and mutual respect.-Establish a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment for all students. This requires planning on the teachers behalf to avoid safety risks, to form room arrangements that support learning, and to provide accessibility to students with special needs. The teacher is capable of controlling multiple learning experiences to create a positive and productive learning environment for all the students in the classroom. Classroom procedures and policies play a vital role in creating a positive learning environment. The teacher evaluates and implements effective classroom management techniques in a consistent manner, utlising routines and procedures that increase instructional time. Resulting in students knowing what is expected of them, and the teacher knows how to effectively mange disruptions so there are no adverse impact on students’ instructional time.- Encourage cooperation amongst students. The teacher models and supports democratic values and processes that are fundamental in the real world.- Encourage cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity in studentsAct as a classroom facilitator, utilise appropriate resources and opportunities to create a learning environment that permits each student to develop his/her own knowledge. The teacher must be in tune with their students and know how to pace lessons and supply meaningful work that actively engages students in their learningMake students feel appreciated. The teacher focuses on cooperative group effort rather than individual competitive effort through collaborative projects and a team spirit.-Have long & short term plans- Communicate effectively with students, parents &colleagues through written, oral, and technological communication to establish a positive learning experience.
2 ProfessionalismTeachers standards are being raised as cited in Eggen & Kauchak (2009) to become professionals who know and can do more.Characteristics of professionalism:What it takes to be an effective teacher in the year 2010 and beyond....ProfessionalismCommitment to learnersReflective PracticeProfessional KnowledgeDecision MakingI haven’t added notes as I wanted to check that everyone wanted this slide firstCommitment to learning-Decision Making-Reflective Practice-Professional Knowledge-Characteristics of professionalism Figure 1.1, Eggen & Kauchak (2009)
3 Characteristics of a 21st Century Teacher Word count: 251What characteristics should a 21st Century teacher posses?We know teaching is student centered. We know too, that they must be 21st Century learners as well. But teachers are more than this.Characteristics of the 21st Century Teacher are:What it takes to be an effective teacher in the year 2010 and beyond....The CommunicatorThe ModelThe AdaptorThe LearnerThe VisionaryThe CollaboratorThe Risk TakerThe Adaptor: Teachers are obliged to adapt the curriculum in imaginative ways. They are also conscious of different learning styles and how to apply them. Due to these different modes of learning an effective teacher adapts their teaching styles to ensure each student is catered for.The Visionary- Imagination is a vital element of adaptability for the teachers of today and tomorrow. Technology has produced many resources for teachers to utilise in their classroom. A visionary teacher is aware of the benefits of emerging tools and web technologies and can manipulate them to assist learning.The Collaborator- An effective teacher must be able to leverage collaborative tools such as etherpad, wiki, facebook, etc to enhance and captivate students. Teachers themselves too, must be collaborators; sharing, contributing, adapting and inventingThe Risk taker- Teaching involves taking risks and sometimes surrendering yourself to the student’s knowledge. Use the strengths of the digital natives to understand and navigate new products, have the students teach each otherThe Learner- The teacher must commit to life long learning and continue to absorb experiences and knowledge. They must strive to stay current and up to date with policies and procedures.The Communicator- The teacher is confident with tools and technologies that permit communication and collaboration. They also know how to facilitate, stimulate and control, moderate and manage learning.The Model- Teachers are often the most consistent part of a student’s life. They teach values therefore an effective teacher must model the behaviours they expect from their students
4 The 21st Century LearnerWord Count: 66Training Room (n.d) suggested Learners are individuals that bring their own needs and experiences into the classroom. The 21st century learner’s characteristics will influence the way they react in the classroom.However they continued to imply, learner characteristics can offer some general information, be cautious not to stereotype your learners. Every learner is an individual and "general" learner characteristics should only be used as a guide.What it takes to be an effective teacher in the year 2010 and beyond....
5 Theories of Child Development What it takes to be an effective teacher in the year 2010 and beyond....BehaviourismSocial Learning TheoryPsychodynamic TheoryBiological TheoryCognitive Process TheoryCognitive- Developmental TheorySociocultural TheoryDevelopmental Systems Theory
6 Social Learning Theory Word Count: 205McDevitt & Ormord (2010) defined social learning theory as a theoretical perspective that concentrates on how children’s beliefs and goals have affect their actions..What it takes to be an effective teacher in the year 2010 and beyond....Children imitate others behaviours, wether desirable or notEnvironmental stimuli influences children'sactions & feelingsPsychodynamic TheorySocial learning Theory- McDevitt & Ormord (2010) defined social learning theory as a theoretical perspective that concentrates on how children’s beliefs and goals have affect their actions.Social learning theorist have proven that behaviour is not just a reaction to a reward or a punishment in the immediate environment.Children can predict consequences of their actions and select behaviours accordingly, regardless if they have been reward or punished for particular behaviours in the past. In addition children often learn by observing others and what consequences follow those behaviours.Psychodynamic theories defined by McDevitt & Ormord (2010) focuses on how social and personality development is affect from early experiences , internal conflicts and the environment .These theories state early experiences are a vital element for developing characteristics and behaviours later on.Psychodynamic views created a lasting contribution by focusing on the importance of social-emotional needs. Though this theory has a substantial weakness, as it is difficult to support claims with research data.Students often have mixed and confusing emotions, psychodynamic theories reminds teachers be aware of this in their classroom.Teachers can assist students by encouraging them to express their feelings with an approach that both honestly reflects their experiences and are acceptable to others.Psychodynamic theories defined by McDevitt & Ormord (2010) focuses on how social and personality development is affect from early experiences , internal conflicts and the environment .
7 Biological TheoryWord Count: 226Theoretical view acknowledged by McDevitt & Ormord (2010) as inherited physiological structures of the body and brain that assist survival, growth and learning.What it takes to be an effective teacher in the year 2010 and beyond....Relevant example:Preschool children are inclined to be physically active therefore they need regular scheduled time outdoors to play.Cognitive Process TheoryBiological Theory- Theoretical view acknowledged by McDevitt & Ormord (2010) as inherited physiological structures of the body and brain that assist survival, growth and learningPast biological theories suggested maturation of children's bodies and motor abilities, resulting to the conclusion children walk when they are physically ready, and puberty commences when appropriate hormones are set off by a biological clock. An effective teacher observes children’s natural tendencies and supplies stimulating materials in the classroom to attract children to engage in educational activities that are specifically designed to cater their current developmental requirements. Historical biological perspectives overlooked the effects of children's experiences on development. Compared to current views that suggest genes are flexible instructions that combine with environmental experiences to affect the child. Key principles teachers should be aware of in the classroom are:- Children's abilities and interests are limited by maturational levels- Children's physical abilities provide valuable functions for them as it allows growand age appropriate exploration.Understanding a child's natural inclinations assists teachers to supply appropriate activities, structure and guidance in the classroom.Cognitive Process Theory- The theoretical perspective of cognitive process theory as described by McDevitt & Ormord (2010) highlights the exact nature of human mental operations. Theorist examine how people construe and remember what they see and hear and how these process change through the duration of childhood and adolescence.The theoretical perspective of cognitive process theory as described by McDevitt & Ormord (2010) highlights the exact nature of human mental operations. Theorist examine how people construe and remember what they see and hear and how these process change through the duration of childhood and adolescence.
8 ConclusionTo ensure students are productive members of the 21st century, it is essential to move beyond the skills of the 20th century and master those of the 21st century. The characteristics of the 21st Century classroom will be very different from classrooms of the past. Effective teachers in the year 2010 and beyond will certainly need to adapt in order to use new tools and methods that technology produces as we now living in a technology rich society. An effective teacher is aware of different learning needs and has numerous teaching strategies to achieve learning outcomes..What it takes to be an effective teacher in the year 2010 and beyond....Not finished as I thought we should all get a chance to contribute to the conclusion