The 21st century skills movement or global transformation The global landscape for learning is reshaping itself.
Learning Past and Future “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist... using technologies that haven’t yet been invented... in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Richard Riley, Secretary of Education under Clinton
21 st Century Content Global Awareness Civic Engagement Business, Financial & Economic Literacy 21 st Century Learning Skills Critical Thinking Problem Solving Communication Collaboration Creativity Self-Directed Learning Information & Media Literacy Accountability & Adaptability Social Responsibility 21 st Century Content & Learning Skills
These aims and programs introduce a teaching approach based on developing learners’ competencies for life. Competencies
Why integrate competencies into our teaching? New tendencies Students are confronted with new and different situations Technology Globalization Success Why integrate competencies into our teaching? Competencies
Why Reforms in Education, what are the aims of Education Policies? Standarization of National programs. Improve the quality of education. Prepare students for life, according to what society demands. Competencies
Generic competencies Disciplinary competencies Professional competencies There are 3 types of competencies that concern learning a foreign language: Competencies
Generic Competencies: The ability to perform tasks common to any professional strand. This competency involves personal, social and knowledge contexts that will become relevant throughout their life. These constitute the student´s main profile. (General)
Disciplinary: The ability to perform cross-curricular tasks (Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Communication). (Specific)
Professional: The ability to perform tasks that will be relevant in their professional life.
But let´s concentrate on the Generic competencies for now… Generic competencies GENERIC COMPETENCIES
1. Self-Awareness 2. Effective Communication Skills 3. Critical Thinking 4. Autonomous Learning Skills 5. Collaborative Learning Skills 6. Ethics, Civics and Cultural Awareness Generic Competencies
Peace Education: teaching individuals the information, attitudes, values and behavioral competencies needed to resolve conflict without violence and to build mutually beneficial, harmonious relationships
Major reasons for peace education To give students the competencies and values they need to build and maintain peace in their –Families –Peer group –Community –Workplace –Country –World –And within themselves.
Major reasons for peace education To constructively deal with the aftermath of war and the presence of violence in our daily lives –Increased violence and aggression –To ensure that previously warring groups live together in harmony –Immigrant children from war-torn countries who have experienced are socialized into a peaceful, democratic society.
7 Worlds of Moral Education Character Education Cultural Education Caring Community Peace Education Social Action Just Community Ethical Inquiry
Moral Education The most popular form of moral education is character education Character education is however, the most limited vision of moral education The other six moral worlds hold more humane, imaginative, and profound visions of moral education.
Science / Math / Social Studies / Art / Physical Development The Four Pillars Of Learning Learn to know Learn to do Learn to be Learn to live together Awareness of world issues and their solutions Active involvement in solution building Demonstrating respect for self and others Developing of attitudes and commitment of global citizenship UNESCO: Four Pillars of Learning
education becomes the key to economic survival in the 21st century. “ One of education’s chief roles is to prepare future workers and citizens to deal with the challenges of their times. Knowledge work—the kind of work that most people will need in the coming decades—can be done anywhere by anyone who has the expertise, a cell phone, a laptop, and an Internet connection. But to have expert knowledge workers, every country needs an education system that produces them; therefore, education becomes the key to economic survival in the 21st century.
The future of work and careers Are students graduating from school really ready to work? “… students graduating from secondary schools, technical colleges, and universities are sorely lacking in some basic skills and a large number of applied skills: Oral and written communication Critical thinking and problem solving Professionalism and work ethic Teamwork and collaboration Working in diverse teams Applying technology Leadership and project management As an English Teacher, are you preparing students to face their future?